22 May 2013

Two changes to Warriors lineup despite record loss

3:14 pm on 22 May 2013

The Warriors coach Matt Elliott has made just two changes in the wake of the club's record 62-6 National Rugby League loss to Penrith, for Sunday's match against Newcastle.

Fullback Kevin Locke and centre Dane Nielsen have both return to the starting XIII, with Locke having missed the past two games with a back injury while Nielsen has missed the last four with a rib injury.

Glen Fisiiahi and Carlos Tuimavave drop to the bench.

Elliott says they didn't compete in physical terms last week and that's simply not good enough in this competition.

He says if you don't measure up in the physical exchanges you'll be humiliated - and they were.

The Warriors have won just two of their 10 games this season and sit above only the Wests Tigers on the NRL ladder.