Return Of The Lauiti'iti ?

Key second rower Ali Lauiti'iti could make a surprise reappearance in the National Rugby League tomorrow night, according to an Australian newspaper report today.

The Sydney Morning Herald said there was speculation the New Zealand Warrior would be a late inclusion in coach Daniel Anderson's 17-strong line-up to face North Queensland in Townsville.

"We're taking 19 players," Anderson told the Herald.

"I've made some changes, but I'm not going to tell you what they are."

Lauiti'iti has not played this season after surgery in February to remove a cyst on his arm.

But the Kiwi forward has returned to contact training and travelled with the Warriors on their latest trip to Australia, which included the extra-time win over South Sydney last weekend.