Warriors team for Round 1 named

New Zealand Warriors coach, Daniel Anderson has named his first Warriors team of the season to take on the Brisbane Broncos on Sunday at Suncorp Stadium in Round 1 of the 2004 NRL competition.

Stacey Jones has been declared fit enough to start at halfback while Justin Murphy is on the wing ahead of Henry Fa'afili.

Thomas Leuluai will start at five eighth ahead of Lance Hohaia.

Two debutantes are on the bench, Epalahame Lauaki - the brother of Chiefs Super 12 rugby union side, Sione, and Tony Martin, who will share the goal-kicking duties with fullback Brent Webb.

The full side:

Brent Webb Justin Murphy Francis Meli Vince Anderson, Clinton Toopi Thomas Leuluai Stacey Jones Jerry Seuseu Monty Betham (captain) Iafeta Palea'aesina Sione Faumuina Ali Lauiti'iti Awen Guttenbeil.

The bench is:

Wairangi Koopu Karl Te Mata Epalahame Lauaki Tony Martin