17 Jun 2014

Henry, Gubb back in Warriors squad

6:09 pm on 17 June 2014

Warriors coach Andrew McFadden has reshuffled his pack to face Brisbane in this weekend's National Rugby League clash at Mount Smart Stadium, as Ben Matulino recovers from minor knee surgery.

Captain Simon Mannering moves to the second row to replace Matulino, who was injured in the defeat against South Sydney in Perth early last month, and Sebastine Ikahihifo starts at loose forward in his 10th consecutive appearance this season.

Sam Rapira will start in the front row with Suaia Matagi shifting to the bench alongside Feleti Mateo, Ben Henry, back after missing two games with a knee injury, and the recalled Charlie Gubb. Hooker Siliva Havili drops to the reserve grade side.

Although the Broncos go into Saturday's match having won their last four, the Warriors beat them at home and away last year and have won each of the past three matches against the Broncos at Mount Smart.

The Warriors have won each of the last three matches against the Broncos at Mount Smart and have taken out five of the last six.

Both the Warriors and Broncos are coming off byes last weekend, with Brisbane lying fifth on 18 points while the Warriors are 11th on 14 points.


1 Sam Tomkins

2 David Fusitu'A

3 Konrad Hurrell

4 Ngani Laumape

5 Manu Vatuvei

6 Chad Townsend

7 Shaun Johnson

8 Jacob Lillyman

9 Nathan Friend

10 Sam Rapira

11 Jayson Bukuya

12 Simon Mannering (captain)

13 Sebastine Ikahihifo


14 Feleti Mateo

15 Suaia Matagi

16 Charles Gubb

17 Ben Henry