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Warriors centre Solomone Kata against the Roosters in Round 15.

Centre Solomone Kata returns from a two-game injury-enforced absence for the Warriors' Round 13 Telstra Premiership encounter with the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Friday night.

The 22-year-old Kiwi and Tonga international has been sidelined with a calf injury he picked up late in the 10th-round loss to Penrith.

He missed the defeat by St George Illawarra in Hamilton and Saturday night's 28-10 win over Brisbane at Mount Smart Stadium but is now back on the left edge to face the Eels.

Kata's inclusion results in David Fusitu'a moving back to the right wing replacing rookie Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad.

It's the only change to the starting side used in the dominant display against Brisbane, a result which gave the Warriors a 5-7 win-loss record leaving them two points outside the top eight.

Head coach Stephen Kearney has listed Jacob Lillyman in jersey #18 with the match against the Eels coming just 48 hours after the veteran prop plays his 14th State of Origin game for Queensland in the series opener against New South Wales in Brisbane tomorrow night.

"We'll wait to see how Jake comes through the Origin game tomorrow night," Kearney said.

"With Sol fit to return we had to make a tough decision about leaving Charnze out. He has done well since being given his opportunity so it's disappointing for him to miss this game."

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1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (C)
2 David Fusitua
3 Blake Ayshford
4 Solomone Kata
5 Ken Maumalo
6 Kieran Foran
7 Shaun Johnson
8 James Gavet
9 Issac Luke
10 Ben Matulino
11 Bodene Thompson
12 Ryan Hoffman
13 Simon Mannering
14 Nathaniel Roache
15 Samuel Lisone
16 Albert Vete
17 Bunty Afoa
18 Jacob Lillyman
20 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
21 Toafofoa Sipley
22 Mafoa'aeata Hingano


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