10 Aug 2010

Cleary retains same squad for Newcastle Knights match

5:47 pm on 10 August 2010

The Warriors coach Ivan Cleary's kept the same line-up used in last weekend's win over Cronulla for Sunday's National Rugby League match against the Newcastle Knights at Mount Smart Stadium.

The Kiwi international Sam Rapira, confirmed as a late addition for Sharks match, is again on the bench while Ian Henderson will start at hooker with Aaron Heremaia on the interchange bench.

Also on the bench as a front row option is former Queensland State of Origin forward Jacob Lillyman, who's set to make his third NRL outing since returning from a long injury lay-off.

The Knights go into the match with impressive wins over Manly and Canterbury-Bankstown and sit two spots below the Warriors in tenth place.

The Warriors are currently eighth on the NRL ladder, on 26 points, the same as Manly and Brisbane but separated on points differential.