PATRICK Ah Van replaces the injured Brent Tate at right centre and veteran Stacey Jones will start at halfback when the Vodafone Warriors face South Sydney at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday.
FULLBACK Kevin Locke delivered three key moments in the last nine minutes to guide the Vodafone Junior Warriors to their first win of the NYC season at Mt Smart Stadium tonight.
A last minute Jerome Ropati try has secured the two competition points for the New Zealand Warriors with a 26-24 win over the Manly Sea Eagles in front of 16,307 supporters in what was a sensational match of rugby league this afternoon.
A Vodafone Warriors selection comprising NRL and NYC squad members today beat the Auckland Vulcans 28-14 in a trial match at Walter Massey Park in Mangere.
SEARING heat and a stunning Gold Coast comeback today ensured the Vodafone Junior Warriors had to be content with a 34-34 draw with Gold Coast in their only all-NYC trial ahead of their 2009 campaign.
VETERAN halfback Stacey Jones will miss the Vodafone Warriors
WORLD Cup winner Sam Rapira, Micheal Luck and Ben Matulino are all back in the mix for the Vodafone Warriors
KIWI winger Manu Vatuvei maintained his rich vein of try-scoring form with a 75th-minute match-winner in the Vodafone Warriors