Album: Rd 19 - Warriors Vs Broncos - The Beast Is Back!

Winger Manu Vatuvei returns as expected but centre Konrad Hurrell has been ruled out for the Vodafone Warriors’ 19th-round NRL match against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night (7.30pm kick-off local time).<br /> <br /> Vatuvei, the club’s try-scoring record holder, again trained impressively today before the team to face the fourth-placed Broncos was confirmed.<br /> <br /> After having surgery on his left knee on June 22, he has recovered quickly to make his comeback within the three-four week time frame initially predicted.<br /> <br /> Hurrell, who left the field with a foot injury in Saturday night’s match against Gold Coast, trained in the gym today.<br /> Vodafone Warriors head coach Brian McClennan was still hopeful as the team trained that the rookie sensation might recover in time but by mid-afternoon Hurrell had been forced out.<br /> His unavailability sees Lewis Brown starting in the centres after playing in the position for the last 24 minutes of the Gold Coast match after Hurrell left the field.<br /> <br /> “Kon’s not going to be right this week but we’re hopeful he’ll miss just this week and will be back for our home game against Newcastle (on July 21),” he said.<br /> <br /> “Lewie knows the position well. He played there for most of the second half after Kon went off on Saturday night and we know he’ll do a really good job for us against the Broncos.<br /> <br /> “While we’ve lost Kon it’s a big boost to have Manu back. He’s such an important part of our team for so many reasons. He’s been training terrifically and it’s great having his experience out there.”<br /> Hurrell was in devastating touch against the Titans, scoring his first NRL hat-trick to lift his tally for the season to 12 in 12 appearances, elevating him to third on the try-scoring chart.<br /> <br /> With Brown starting in the centres, Omar Slaimankhel has been named on a five-man interchange along with former Vodafone Junior Warriors back rower Sebastine Ikahihifo, who appeared in the 2010 and 2011 NYC grand final triumphs. He has been a regular for the



Rd 19 - Warriors Vs Broncos - The Beast Is Back!

Updated Jul 16, 2012
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Winger Manu Vatuvei returns as expected but centre Konrad Hurrell has been ruled out for the Vodafone Warriors’ 19th-round NRL match against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night (7.30pm kick-off local time).

Vatuvei, the club’s try-scoring record holder, again trained impressively today before the team to face the fourth-placed Broncos was confirmed.

After having surgery on his left knee on June 22, he has recovered quickly to make his comeback within the three-four week time frame initially predicted.

Hurrell, who left the field with a foot injury in Saturday night’s match against Gold Coast, trained in the gym today.
Vodafone Warriors head coach Brian McClennan was still hopeful as the team trained that the rookie sensation might recover in time but by mid-afternoon Hurrell had been forced out.
His unavailability sees Lewis Brown starting in the centres after playing in the position for the last 24 minutes of the Gold Coast match after Hurrell left the field.

“Kon’s not going to be right this week but we’re hopeful he’ll miss just this week and will be back for our home game against Newcastle (on July 21),” he said.

“Lewie knows the position well. He played there for most of the second half after Kon went off on Saturday night and we know he’ll do a really good job for us against the Broncos.

“While we’ve lost Kon it’s a big boost to have Manu back. He’s such an important part of our team for so many reasons. He’s been training terrifically and it’s great having his experience out there.”
Hurrell was in devastating touch against the Titans, scoring his first NRL hat-trick to lift his tally for the season to 12 in 12 appearances, elevating him to third on the try-scoring chart.

With Brown starting in the centres, Omar Slaimankhel has been named on a five-man interchange along with former Vodafone Junior Warriors back rower Sebastine Ikahihifo, who appeared in the 2010 and 2011 NYC grand final triumphs. He has been a regular for the

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