[ISP and NYC teams] Sio’s milestone

[ISP and NYC teams] Sio's milestone
Chris Sio: NYC rugby league, Warriors v Knights, Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, Sunday 5 March, 2017. Photo: Renee McKay / www.photosport.nz

New signings Manaia Cherrington and Zac Santo will have their first outings at home when the Vodafone Warriors face Penrith in their 16th-round Intrust Super Premiership clash at Mount Smart Stadium (1.00pm kick-off).

Ex-Wests Tigers and Cronulla hooker Cherrington and former North Queensland and Canberra fullback Santo are both in the starting line-up to face the Panthers.

Cherrington made his debut from the bench in the 12-30 loss to Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles in west Sydney on June 11 while Santo had his first match for his new club in the 18-18 draw with Newcastle in Cessnock on June 3. He left the field early with an injury and missed the defeat by the Sea Eagles but now returns following the team’s first bye.

The Vodafone Warriors remain in clear second place on the ladder four points behind Wyong which had its 13th win of the season last weekend.

Meanwhile, the Vodafone Junior Warriors will be seeking back-to-back wins for the first time this season when they take on Canterbury-Bankstown on Friday night (5.45pm kick-off).

They picked up their second success of the season with a gritty 20-18 success against Gold Coast ahead of last week’s bye.

They welcome back experienced wing Lewis Soosemea while co-captain Chris Sio eyes a milestone night making his 50th NYC appearance.

 

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v PENRITH PANTHERS

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

1.00pm, Saturday, June 24

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1        ZAC SANTO

2        SAM COOK

3        JUNIOR PAUGA

4        SEMISI FOTU

5        MANU VATUVEI

6        MAFOA’AEATA HINGANO

7        MASON LINO (c)

8        TOAFOFOA SIPLEY

9        MANAIA CHERRINGTON

10       LIGI SAO

11       OFAHIKI OGDEN

12       ISAIAH PAPALI’I

13       JAMES BELL

Interchange:

14       JAZZ TEVAGA

15       CHRIS SATAE

16       PATRICK SIPLEY

17       DANIEL PALAVI

18       JOHNNY VUETIBAU

COACH | RICKY HENRY

 

NYC

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

5.45pm, Friday, June 23

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1        LEE TURNER

2        ISRAEL OGDEN

3        MELINO FINEANGANOFO

4        DEAN KOUKA-SMITH

5        LEWIS SOOSEMEA

6        KANE TELEA

7        CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA

8        KENESE KENESE (c)

9        EIDEN ACKLAND

10       TAYHLER PAORA

11       TYLER SLADE

12       JOE VUNA

13       CHRIS SIO (c)

Interchange:

14       JEROME MAMEA

15       KELEPI LUI

16       KEANU DAWSON

17       GIBSON POPOALII

18       PRESTON RIKI

20       ISAIAH PAPALI’I

21       LEWIS SIO

22       SHELDON ROGERS

23       TROY PULUPAKI

24       JAVVIER PITOVAO

COACH | GRANT POCKLINGTON

BUY TICKETS NOW | VODAFONE WARRIORS v CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN, MOUNT SMART STADIUM, FRIDAY, JUNE 23 (8.00PM KICK-OFF)

 

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