Album: Ropati and Hurrell back for Broncos

Ropati and Hurrell recalled for Broncos clash<br /> <br /> Source : NZ Warriors<br /> <br /> Jerome Ropati returns at fullback and Konrad Hurrell comes into the centres for the Vodafone Warriors’ ninth-round NRL match against the Brisbane Broncos at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday night.<br /> Ropati has recovered from the hamstring strain that ruled him out of the Anzac Day clash against Melbourne, clearing the way for him to replace Kevin Locke.<br /> Locke lasted only six minutes of his return from a leg injury against the Storm when he was forced off with a sternum complaint, which could sideline him for three to four weeks.<br /> The 20-year-old Hurrell, who appeared in the club’s first four matches of the year, is named in the centres with his fellow Vodafone Junior Warriors graduate Ben Henry. Hurrell last played for the NRL side against Gold Coast on March 24; a groin injury sidelined him briefly but he has since been used in the Auckland Vulcans in the New South Wales Cup, scoring two tries in their 42-38 win against Wentworthville last Saturday.<br /> “Jerome was going really well for us at fullback against South Sydney until he was forced off with his hamstring injury so it’s great that he can come back into the side now Kevin is out injured,” said McClennan.<br /> “Konrad was impressive for us earlier in the season but we also wanted to see him getting in more minutes, which he has been able to do with the Vulcans.”<br /> Also returning to the line-up as expected is halfback Shaun Johnson, who missed the Melbourne game with a shoulder injury he picked up in his Kiwi debut in the April 20 Anzac Test. He comes in for Pita Godinet, one of five players named on the interchange bench.<br /> Prop Russell Packer has been named as a starting front rower after recently being listed on the bench before subsequently starting. McClennan has also slightly shuffled his back row options, with regular loose forward Elijah Taylor named as a starting second rower and Feleti Mateo named in jersey No 13.<br /> McClennan said Jacob Lillyman, w



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Ropati and Hurrell recalled for Broncos clash

Source : NZ Warriors

Jerome Ropati returns at fullback and Konrad Hurrell comes into the centres for the Vodafone Warriors’ ninth-round NRL match against the Brisbane Broncos at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday night.
Ropati has recovered from the hamstring strain that ruled him out of the Anzac Day clash against Melbourne, clearing the way for him to replace Kevin Locke.
Locke lasted only six minutes of his return from a leg injury against the Storm when he was forced off with a sternum complaint, which could sideline him for three to four weeks.
The 20-year-old Hurrell, who appeared in the club’s first four matches of the year, is named in the centres with his fellow Vodafone Junior Warriors graduate Ben Henry. Hurrell last played for the NRL side against Gold Coast on March 24; a groin injury sidelined him briefly but he has since been used in the Auckland Vulcans in the New South Wales Cup, scoring two tries in their 42-38 win against Wentworthville last Saturday.
“Jerome was going really well for us at fullback against South Sydney until he was forced off with his hamstring injury so it’s great that he can come back into the side now Kevin is out injured,” said McClennan.
“Konrad was impressive for us earlier in the season but we also wanted to see him getting in more minutes, which he has been able to do with the Vulcans.”
Also returning to the line-up as expected is halfback Shaun Johnson, who missed the Melbourne game with a shoulder injury he picked up in his Kiwi debut in the April 20 Anzac Test. He comes in for Pita Godinet, one of five players named on the interchange bench.
Prop Russell Packer has been named as a starting front rower after recently being listed on the bench before subsequently starting. McClennan has also slightly shuffled his back row options, with regular loose forward Elijah Taylor named as a starting second rower and Feleti Mateo named in jersey No 13.
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