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Warriors unchanged despite injury concerns

Warriors unchanged despite injury concerns
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New Zealand Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney has retained an unchanged playing squad for Friday night’s 10th-round NRL match against Penrith at Panthers Stadium in Sydney (6.00pm kick-off local time; 8.00pm NZT).

Of the top 17 named, hooker Nate Roache (back), second rower Tohu Harris (knee) and utility forward Jazz Tevaga (foot) weren’t on the field this morning as the team trained for the first time since Saturday night’s memorable 26-18 Magic Round victory over St George Illawarra.

However, Kearney is hopeful all three will come through training this week to take their places in a side which scored 20 unanswered second half points to beat the Dragons at Suncorp Stadium.

This week’s selection leaves the club’s two most experienced players – Adam Blair and Issac Luke – among the four on the extended bench along with Gerard Beale and Chanel Harris-Tavita.

 WARRIORS

1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (c)

2 DAVID FUSITU’A

3 PETA HIKU

4 PATRICK HERBERT

5 KEN MAUMALO

6 KODI NIKORIMA

7 BLAKE GREEN

8 AGNATIUS PAASI

9 NATHANIEL ROACHE

10 LEESON AH MAU

11 ISAIAH PAPALI’I

12 TOHU HARRIS

13 LACHLAN BURR

Interchange:

14 JAZZ TEVAGA

15 BUNTY AFOA

16 LIGI SAO

17 KARL LAWTON

18 GERARD BEALE

20 CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA

22 ISSAC LUKE

23 ADAM BLAIR

(Photo credit: Lex Wright).