5 Apr 2014

Mateo to start for the Warriors

4:49 pm on 5 April 2014

Feleti Mateo will start at loose forward in the Warriors' fifth round National Rugby League clash against Cronulla in Sydney.

Mateo was ruled out with a knee injury for the match against Wests Tigers last week, ending his record of playing every match since he'd joined the club in 2011.

Sione Lousi was named at loose forward but, following his suspension on a dangerous throw charge on Thursday night, the vastly experienced Mateo takes over.

Moving onto the bench is Sebastine Ikahihifo, who will make his first NRL appearance of the year.

The match kicks off at 5pm on Saturday.