Album: Rd 8: Warriors V Titans (sunday 05-05)

http://www.warriors.co.nz/news-display/TEAM-ANNOUNCEMENT-Vodafone-Warriors-v-Titans/73543<br /> <br /> <br /> ----------<br /> <br /> ----------<br /> <br /> ----------<br /> Captain Simon Mannering and winger Manu Vatuvei both return for the Vodafone Warriors’ eighth-round NRL encounter with the Gold Coast Titans at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday (2.00pm kick-off; NYC kick-off 11.45am; match day sponsor: DEWALT).<br /> <br /> The veterans last played in the Vodafone Warriors’ 16-20 loss to Canberra on April 13.<br /> Mannering (26), fourth on the club’s all-time list with 171 NRL<br /> appearances, has been sidelined with a calf injury which prevented him leading the Kiwis in the Anzac Test on April 19 as well as last Thursday’s Anzac Day 18-28 loss to the Melbourne Storm.<br /> Vatuvei (27) missed the Melbourne trip with a sternum complaint but has now recovered for his 156th career match this weekend.<br /> <br /> In his last outing against the Raiders, he scored two tries to lift his club record total to 104 tries. His return on the left wing results in rookie Ngani Laumape being named on a five-man interchange.<br /> Mannering joins Feleti Mateo in the second row while Ben Henry, who replaced the captain against the Storm, will start in the centres with Konrad Hurrell now due to turn out for the Auckland Vulcans in their New South Wales Cup match against competition-leading Cronulla in Sydney on Saturday.<br /> “It’s a massive boost to have Simon and Manu fit again. They’re hugely important to the team with their experience and the contribution they make to our effort,” said Vodafone Warriors head coach Matthew Elliott.<br /> <br /> “It means moving Ngani out of the starting line-up, which was a difficult choice. He has done a terrific job for us since coming into the side.<br /> “As for Konrad, this is all part of his development. There’s no question he’s going to be a long-term first-grade player for. This is a chance for him to consolidate his game.”<br /> <br /> For just the second time since early June last year, the Vodafone Warriors will have their four 100-game plus props Sam Ra



Rd 8: Warriors V Titans (sunday 05-05)

Updated May 7, 2013
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Captain Simon Mannering and winger Manu Vatuvei both return for the Vodafone Warriors’ eighth-round NRL encounter with the Gold Coast Titans at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday (2.00pm kick-off; NYC kick-off 11.45am; match day sponsor: DEWALT).

The veterans last played in the Vodafone Warriors’ 16-20 loss to Canberra on April 13.
Mannering (26), fourth on the club’s all-time list with 171 NRL
appearances, has been sidelined with a calf injury which prevented him leading the Kiwis in the Anzac Test on April 19 as well as last Thursday’s Anzac Day 18-28 loss to the Melbourne Storm.
Vatuvei (27) missed the Melbourne trip with a sternum complaint but has now recovered for his 156th career match this weekend.

In his last outing against the Raiders, he scored two tries to lift his club record total to 104 tries. His return on the left wing results in rookie Ngani Laumape being named on a five-man interchange.
Mannering joins Feleti Mateo in the second row while Ben Henry, who replaced the captain against the Storm, will start in the centres with Konrad Hurrell now due to turn out for the Auckland Vulcans in their New South Wales Cup match against competition-leading Cronulla in Sydney on Saturday.
“It’s a massive boost to have Simon and Manu fit again. They’re hugely important to the team with their experience and the contribution they make to our effort,” said Vodafone Warriors head coach Matthew Elliott.

“It means moving Ngani out of the starting line-up, which was a difficult choice. He has done a terrific job for us since coming into the side.
“As for Konrad, this is all part of his development. There’s no question he’s going to be a long-term first-grade player for. This is a chance for him to consolidate his game.”

For just the second time since early June last year, the Vodafone Warriors will have their four 100-game plus props Sam Ra

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