14 Jun 2011

Luck's absence forces Warriors reshuffle

4:20 pm on 14 June 2011

Micheal Luck's knee injury has resulted in a selection reshuffle for the Warriors' round 15 rugby league match with North Queensland in Townsville on Saturday night.

The 21-year-old NRL rookie Elijah Taylor has been named to fill in for Luck at loose forward.

Luck's out for up to eight weeks after partially dislocating his left kneecap in last Sunday's home loss to Wests Tigers.

Steve Rapira will take Taylor's place in the second row while Lewis Brown is moved out of the centres to fill the back rower's role on the interchange bench.

Krisnan Inu will start in the centres with Glen Fisiiahi making his first-grade return in Inu's position on the right wing.

Aaron Heremaia is also recalled to start at hooker after missing last weekend's match with a hand injury so Shaun Berrigan misses out..

The Warriors are seventh on 16 points, four behind fourth-placed North Queensland.