13 Feb 2013

Warriors name strong side to take on Penrith

11:26 am on 13 February 2013

The New Zealand Warriors will field an experienced lineup for their second pre-season league match against Penrith in Hamilton on Saturday.

New signings Thomas Leuluai and Dane Nielsen both start, Leuluai in the halves and Nielsen in the centres.

Coach Matthew Elliott has given Elijah Taylor the hookers job in the absense of regular number nine Nathan Friend, who will miss the start of the season as he has further shoulder surgery.

Shaun Johnson starts at halfback and Feleti Mateo at loose forward.