3 Jul 2012

Bad Luck for Warriors

4:15 pm on 3 July 2012

The Warriors veteran forward Micheal Luck has been ruled out of Saturday's NRL match against Gold Coast at Skilled Park.

The 30-year-old, just two games into his return from a nine-month lay-off, has had more trouble with his left shoulder and needs to get it looked at by a specialist.

Luck is now in a race to play again for the Warriors with the stalwart set to retire at the end of the season.

Coming onto the bench for Luck is prop Steve Rapira, while utility Pita Godinet has also been included in the reserves.

The starting line-up is the same used against the Cowboys.

The Warriors head into the game sitting alone in ninth place, two points out of the top eight and two points ahead of the 10th-placed Gold Coast.

Their record exactly reflects their position at the same stage last year of seven wins and eight losses.

This time last year the Auckland club went on to win seven of their last nine games to finish in the top eight before going on to reach the grand final.