23 Jul 2008

Warriors name same lineup for third week running

7:08 am on 23 July 2008

The Warriors will use the same line-up for the third week running in their 20th-round NRL encounter with the defending premiers the Melbourne Storm in Auckland on Sunday.

It's the team that's put together successive wins against North Queensland and the Bulldogs in the last two weeks.

The Warriors were missing Queensland State of Origin representatives Steve Price and Brent Tate when they beat Wests Tigers 28-26 on June 29.

Winning three games on end for the first time this season and collecting two points from their second bye moves the Warriors to 11th with 20 points.

But now they face the champion Melbourne side which beat St George Illawarra 26-0 last night to move to second place, just behind Manly.

The Warriors coach Ivan Cleary says their defence will have to continue to improve if they're to upset one of the best sides the NRL has seen.