Warriors named to face Rabbitohs

NZ Warriors coach Daniel Anderson has not made the expected wholesale changes to his side for the NRL clash with South Sydney Rabbitohs on Sunday but injuries and a suspension have forced his hand slightly.

Prop Jerry Seuseu has taken an early guilty plea for a high tackle charge and will miss the game, while Vince Mellars is out for ten weeks with a broken finger to add to the woes at centre with Clinton Toopi gone for the season with a knee injury.

Tony Martin moves from the wing to centre while 19 year old Junior Kiwi Manu Vatuvei comes onto the wing.

The forward pack is reshuffled with Sione Faumuina going to the second row and Wairangi Koopu taking over at loose forward.

The full team is:

1: Brent Webb 2: Manu Vatuvei 3: Vinnie Anderson 4: Tony Martin 5: Francis Meli 6: Stacey Jones 7: Lance Hohaia 8: Iafeta Paleaasena 9: Paul Dezolt 10: Richard Villasanti 11: Sione Faumuina 12: Awen Guttenbiel 13: Wairangi Koopu

14: Mark Tookey 15: Thomas Leuluai 16: Epalahame Lauaki 17: Karl Temata