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Warriors forward Bodene Thompson in Round 2 against the Broncos.

The Warriors and Newcastle Knights have both confirmed their final 17 ahead of their Round 1 NRL Telstra Premiership clash at Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday.

Bodene Thompson is a late inclusion on the Warriors bench with Erin Clark dropping out. New captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Tui Lolohea and Ken Maumalo make up the back three for the Warriors, with Mafoa'aeata Hingano lining up at five-eighth. Isaiah Papali'i makes his debut from the bench.

The Knights are 1-17. Several new faces, with Dylan Phythian at fullback, Ken Sio making his club debut on the wing, fellow recruits Josh Starling and Jamie Buhrer in the starting pack and rookies Luke Yates and Sam Stone getting their debuts off the bench.



1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (C)
2 Tuimoala Lolohea
3 David Fusitua
4 Solomone Kata
5 Ken Maumalo
6 Mafoa'aeata Hingano
7 Shaun Johnson
8 Albert Vete
9 Issac Luke
10 Charlie Gubb
11 Bunty Afoa
12 Ryan Hoffman
13 Simon Mannering

15 Jacob Lillyman
16 Sam Lisone
17 Isaiah Papali'i
18 Bodene Thompson

Coach: Stephen Kearney

Newcastle Knights

1 Dylan Phythian
2 Ken Sio
3 Dane Gagai
4 Peter Mata'utia
5 Nathan Ross
6 Brock Lamb
7 Trent Hodkinson (C)
8 Daniel Saifiti
9 Daniel Levi
10 Josh Starling
11 Sione Mata'utia
12 Jamie Buhrer
13 Mitchell Barnett

14 Luke Yates
15 Jack Stockwell
16 Sam Stone
17 Jacob Saifiti

Coach: Nathan Brown



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