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Warriors coach Tony Kemp has named Lance Hohaia to start at standoff for the Warriors in Saturday night's NRL clash with the Wests Tigers at Jade Stadium in Christchurch.
Hohaia has been used as a replacement in the Warriors last two games with fullback Brent Webb ruled out through injury. Webb has been named at fullback again and coach Tony Kemp expects him to be fit to play.
Jerome Ropati has been dropped to the bench, otherwise the starting side is unchanged from the one that beat the Rabbitohs at the weekend.
The side is: Brent Webb, Todd Byrne, Sione Faumuina, Clinton Toopi, Francis Meli, Lance Hohaia, Stacey Jones, Iafeta Paleaaesina, Nathan Fien, Steve Price (captain), Awen Guttenbeil, Wairangi Koopu, Monty Betham.