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Warriors second row forward Ali Lauiti'iti will make his 100th first grade appearance for the club this Saturday night when the Warriors play the Manly Sea Eagles at Ericsson Stadium.
The 23 year-old Dally M second rower of the year will play his second match of the season since coming back from surgery to remove a cyst that was discovered in his arm during the pre-season.
A further milestone in this game will be the first run-on match for eighteen year-old Thomas Leuluai at five-eight. The utility back played for junior clubs Papatoetoe and Otahuhu and is a member of the Warriors' 2003 Development Squad. In addition, he also played for New Zealand at an Under-16 level in 2001 and was a Junior Kiwi in 2002.
The Warriors squad to play Manly at Ericsson Stadium at 7:30pm Saturday night is:
1. Brent Webb 2. Henry Fa'afili 3. Vinnie Anderson 4. Clinton Toopi 5. Francis Meli 6. Thomas Leuluai 7. Stacey Jones 8. Jerry Seuseu 9. Monty Betham (Captain) 10. Richard Villasanti 11. Logan Swann 12. Awen Guttenbeil 13. Sione Faumuina
Interchange: 14. Tevita Latu 15. Iafeta Palea'aesina 16. Wairangi Koopu 23. Ali Lauiti'iti