Hohaia to miss 4 weeks

Warriors hooker Lance Hohaia has been ruled out for at least a month after suffering a knee injury in his side's loss to Parramatta last weekend, the New Zealand-based club said on Tuesday.

"It?s disappointing that Lance has been hit by injury," coach Tony Kemp told the club's Web site on Tuesday. "He has come on really well at hooker for us, especially since we?ve been using him off the bench."

"He had a knock on his knee against Parramatta which we were hoping wasn?t too serious but there?s cartilage trouble and he?ll be out for a month," Kemp said.

Warriors vice-captain Monty Betham, meanwhile, will become the 10th player to play 100 National Rugby League (NRL) games for the franchise when they face Melbourne on Saturday.

"Since making his NRL debut in 1999, Monty?s had two knee reconstructions, a broken ankle and a broken arm but it?s a credit to him that he?s come back each time," said Kemp.

"He has worked really hard for this and it?s great for him that he?ll finally reach the mark on Saturday night," he said.