8 May 2012

Warriors call up replacement for injured Friend

5:40 pm on 8 May 2012

The Warriors have called up Alehana Mara to replace the injured hooker Nathan Friend in the only line-up change for the side's National Rugby League match against the Sydney Roosters in Auckland on Saturday night.

Friend broke his jaw in the weekend's win over Brisbane and will be out for six weeks.

Mara who's played nine NRL games last played for the Warriors in their final regular season match against North Queensland last year.