27 Apr 2010

Cleary reshuffles backline after Storm loss

6:54 pm on 27 April 2010

The Warriors coach Ivan Cleary, has reshuffled his backline for Saturday night's National Rugby League match against Canberra in Auckland, after the side's comprehensive 40 to 6 loss, to the Melbourne Storm at the weekend.

Lance Hohaia moves back to fullback, Joel Moon is switched from the centres to standoff and veteran Brent Tate returns to the centres after lining up on the right wing in Sunday's loss.

Coming onto the right wing for his first NRL outing of the season is Patrick Ah Van.

There's also a forced change in the starting forward pack with Ben Matulino replacing the injured Jacob Lillyman who's suffered foot fracture.

Simon Mannering, Steve Price, Brett Seymour and Manu Vatuvei remain on the injured list.