11 Aug 2009

McKinnon back at fullback for Warriors

6:09 pm on 11 August 2009

Wade McKinnon will return at fullback for the Warriors on Saturday, after being stood down for last weekend's national rugby league loss to Gold Coast, after missing a training session.

Forwards Evarn Tuimavave and Ukuma Ta'ai have also been called into the starting line-up for this weekend's match against the Parramatta Eels in Sydney.

Tuimavave, is only two games into his return from a long injury lay-off and swaps places with Russell Packer with Ta'ai moving off the interchange bench to take Ben Matulino's spot in his first starting appearance.

Jerome Ropati is also back at centre.

With McKinnon back in the side, Kevin Locke returns to the right wing replacing Patrick Ah Van and Lewis Brown, who started at hooker against the Titans, moves to the bench with Ian Henderson back in the No 9 jersey.