Krisnan Inu has been called into the Warriors side and will play at centre in Friday night's National Rugby League elimination final against Wests Tigersin Sydney.
Inu was dropped from the side before the opening week of the finals but has been recalled for Joel Moon who suffered a dislocated his ankle in last Saturday's loss to Brisbane.
Inu played regularly at centre at his former club Parramatta, but has only played one match in the position since moving to Auckland this season.
However he has previous finals experience, having appeared in two of Parramatta's matches in their 2009 campaign, including the grand final loss to Melbourne.
The Warriors earned a second life in the finals as one of the two highest-placed losers after the top four teams all won their matches at the weekend.
They play a Wests Tigers side coming off a 21-12 win over last year's premiership-winning Dragons.