30 Mar 2010

Vatuvei and Mannering confirmed as non-starters for Manly game

6:44 pm on 30 March 2010

The winger Bill Tupou will his make his first-grade debut replacing the injured Manu Vatuvei for the Warriors national rugby league match against Manly in Auckland on Sunday.

Second rower Lewis Brown earns a recall in place of the injured skipper Simon Mannering.

Both Mannering and Vatuvei suffered hamstring injuries in the win over the Brisbane Broncos last weekend.

Team doctor John Mayhew is unsure how long the pair will be out for saying hamstring injuries are difficult to assess.