10 May 2011

Heremai returns to Warriors

7:16 pm on 10 May 2011

Hooker Aaron Heremaia is the only change to the Warriors team for the 10th round National Rugby League encounter with the Knights in Newcastle on Sunday.

Heremaia stayed in Auckland last week after a family tragedy but was named today to return as the starting hooker for the club's fourth away game in five weeks.

Kevin Locke stays at fullback so Lance Hohaia's on the bench, and Manau Vatuvei's on the wing.

Interchange forward Ukuma Ta'ai is also named after returning to Auckland following a family illness. He and Heremaia are due to rejoin the team later this week.

Before last weekend Heremaia hadn't missed a match for the club since 2009, appearing in all 25 games last year and the first eight this season.