12 May 2009

Warriors welcome back Rapira for North Queensland clash

7:00 pm on 12 May 2009

The Kiwis prop Sam Rapira returns to the Warriors lineup for their National Rugby League match against North Queensland at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday.

A chest injury ruled him out of the club's last round loss to St George Illawarra, as well as the Kiwis' Anzac Test against the Kangaroos in Brisbane.

Rapira's return sees Jesse Royal drop to the interchange bench.

The only other change to the starting lineup sees Denan Kemp replace Patrick Ah Van on the wing.

The match will mark Jerome Ropati's 100th first grade appearance, becoming the 14th Warriors player to reach the century for the Warriors.