5 Sep 2009

Warriors coach hopes team will lift for Stacey Jones's last match

4:10 pm on 5 September 2009

The Warriors coach Ivan Cleary has had to scrape together a team for the season-ending National Rugby League match against the Melbourne Storm in Auckland tonight.

The captain Steve Price and second-rower Simon Mannering remain injured and winger Manu Vatuvei and centre Jerome Ropati joined the casulaty list last weekend

However Cleary's had few weeks when injuries haven't been an issue and he's hoping what's left of his squad will get a lift from playing in Stacey Jones's final NRL match.