14 Apr 2009

Price and Vantuvei named in Warriors side for Roosters match

3:47 pm on 14 April 2009

Captain Steve Price and winger Manu Vatuvei have both been named to return from injury for the Warriors' sixth-round National Rugby League match against the Sydney Roosters in Auckland on Sunday.

But the first-choice fullback Wade McKinnon won't play after injuring a hamstring late in Sunday's loss at Newcastle so Patrick Ah Van switches to fullback.

Ah Van replaced the injured Brent Tate in the centres against the Rabbitohs and the Knights.

Vatuvei is back on the left wing after missing the last three matches with knee ligament trouble, so Aidan Kirk will move from wing to right centre.

Price's return from the throat injury that sidelined him for two weeks sees 19-year-old Russell Packer go to the bench.

Coach Ivan Cleary isn't expecting McKinnon to be out of action for long and also hopes Lance Hohaia will be back soon.