29 Apr 2009

Wade McKinnon back for Warriors

6:23 am on 29 April 2009

The Warriors fullback Wade McKinnon is back for the eighth-round National Rugby League match against the St George Illawarra Dragons at Wollongong on Sunday after missing two matches with a hamstring injury.

But the the Kiwi prop Sam Rapira has been ruled out for three weeks with a chest injury he aggravated in the14-all draw with the Storm in Melbourne.

McKinnon's return sees Lance Hohaia named among six players on the interchange bench after filling in at fullback against the Roosters and the Storm.

With Rapira out Jesse Royal will partner captain Steve Price in the front row.