17 Mar 2009

Stacey Jones named for Manly match

3:07 pm on 17 March 2009

The veteran halfback Stacey Jones is set to play his first NRL match in more than three and a half years when the Warriors face defending premiers Manly in a second-round contest in Sydney on Sunday.

A niggling calf injury kept Jones out of the club's season-opening 26-18 victory over Parramatta.

But with interchange utility Lance Hohaia sidelined for three to six weeks with knee ligament damage 32-year-old Jones has been named on the bench for what will be his 239th first-grade appearance.

The only change to the starting line-up is Jacob Lillyman coming into the second row for Ben Matulino who's out for two to three weeks with an ankle injury .