Forced changes for Warriors against Eels

The Warriors have had to reshuffle their backline for the last game of their 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership season as they take on the Eels at Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday.

With centre Solomone Kata suspended and winger Manu Vatuvei out with a sternum injury, David Fusitu'a moves from fullback to centre with Tuimoala Lolohea filling in at the back. Jonathan Wright comes onto the wing for Lolohea, while Ken Maumalo will play on the other wing for Vatuvei.

Issac Luke has been selected to start at hooker, with Nathaniel Roache named on an extended bench as cover.

See what coach Andrew McFadden had to say at warriors.kiwi

 

Warriors
1 Tuimoala Lolohea
2 Jonathan Wright
3 Blake Ayshford
4 David Fusitu'a
5 Ken Maumalo
6 Thomas Leuluai
7 Shaun Johnson
8 Jacob Lillyman
9 Issac Luke
10 Albert Vete
11 Bodene Thompson
12 Ryan Hoffman
13 Simon Mannering

Interchange:
14 Ata Hingano
15 Sam Lisone
16 Ben Matulino
17 Bunty Afoa
18 Nathaniel Roache