As promised NZ Warriors coach Daniel Anderson has made some sweeping changes in the side named today to take on the Penrith Panthers in Auckland on Sunday, following the lack lustre performance shown by his team against the Dragons in Round 2.
Jerome Ropati comes in at stand off. Centre Clinton Toopi is on bench replaced by Sione Faumuina. The young rookie Epalahame Lauaki gets his first start in the NRL competition.
1. B Webb 2. H Fa'afili 3. V Anderson 4. S Faumuina 5. F Meli 6. J Ropati 7. S Jones 8. J Seuseu 9. T Latu 10. I Paleaaesina 11. A Lauitiiti 12. E Lauaki 13. A Guttenbeil (c)
K Temata W Koopu C Toopi E Tuimavave M Jobson D Sullivan
with two to be omitted.