3 Sep 2008

Warriors juniors selected for team of the year

6:19 am on 3 September 2008

New Zealand Warriors juniors Russell Packer and Ben Matulion have both been selected in the inaugural National Rugby League's national youth competition's team of the year.

Prop Packer, who is still only 18, was named as one of the starting props, while second rower Matulino was included on the bench.

Packer and Matulino, along with back rower Sonny Fai, all graduated from the youth ranks to make their NRL debuts this season.

The Junior Warriors are third on the table with one regular season match to go.