Album: Round 22 - Warriors vs Sharks - Hurrell Out, Tuimavave in

Vodafone Warriors stand-in captain Manu Vatuvei is eyeing history, Nathan Friend will make his 150th career appearance and Carlos Tuimavave his first in Sunday’s 22nd-round NRL clash against Cronulla at Mount Smart Stadium (2.00pm kick-off local time).<br /> With regular skipper Simon Mannering not yet fully recovered from an ankle injury, Vatuvei (26) will again lead the Vodafone Warriors in his 148th appearance, one which could create an NRL first.<br /> After scoring his 99th try last weekend, the giant winger will have a chance in front of Vodafone Warriors members and fans on Sunday to become the first player to score 100 NRL tries for the club.<br /> Two other players – the oldest in the squad and the youngest – will both achieve key milestones.<br /> Hooker Friend (31) will reach the 150-game mark in his 15th appearance for his new club after 135 games previously for Brisbane, Melbourne and Gold Coast.<br /> At the other end of the ledger Tuimavave (20), who’s in his last year playing NYC football for the Vodafone Junior Warriors, will become the club’s 177th first-grade player after being named on the bench for the Cronulla encounter.<br /> Tuimavave will be the third member of the well-known rugby league family to play for the Vodafone Warriors following his uncle Tony and cousin Evarn.<br /> Carlos Tuimavave travelled to Perth as cover for the match against Manly last weekend and will join a bench which also includes the returning Steve Rapira, who has recovered from a hamstring injury, as well as regulars Sione Lousi and Jacob Lillyman plus likely 18th man Ukuma Ta’ai.<br /> “With Carlos it’s great to see another product of our development system coming through to the NRL,” said Vodafone Warriors head coach Brian McClennan.<br /> “He’s a player with lots of ability and he’ll give us cover in the halves, the centres at fullback and maybe even loose forward if needed.<br /> “It’d be brilliant if Manu can score his 100th try in front of our members and fans at Mount Smart Stadium this Sunday. It’ll be a fantastic ach



Round 22 - Warriors vs Sharks - Hurrell Out, Tuimavave in

Updated Aug 5, 2012
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Vodafone Warriors stand-in captain Manu Vatuvei is eyeing history, Nathan Friend will make his 150th career appearance and Carlos Tuimavave his first in Sunday’s 22nd-round NRL clash against Cronulla at Mount Smart Stadium (2.00pm kick-off local time).
With regular skipper Simon Mannering not yet fully recovered from an ankle injury, Vatuvei (26) will again lead the Vodafone Warriors in his 148th appearance, one which could create an NRL first.
After scoring his 99th try last weekend, the giant winger will have a chance in front of Vodafone Warriors members and fans on Sunday to become the first player to score 100 NRL tries for the club.
Two other players – the oldest in the squad and the youngest – will both achieve key milestones.
Hooker Friend (31) will reach the 150-game mark in his 15th appearance for his new club after 135 games previously for Brisbane, Melbourne and Gold Coast.
At the other end of the ledger Tuimavave (20), who’s in his last year playing NYC football for the Vodafone Junior Warriors, will become the club’s 177th first-grade player after being named on the bench for the Cronulla encounter.
Tuimavave will be the third member of the well-known rugby league family to play for the Vodafone Warriors following his uncle Tony and cousin Evarn.
Carlos Tuimavave travelled to Perth as cover for the match against Manly last weekend and will join a bench which also includes the returning Steve Rapira, who has recovered from a hamstring injury, as well as regulars Sione Lousi and Jacob Lillyman plus likely 18th man Ukuma Ta’ai.
“With Carlos it’s great to see another product of our development system coming through to the NRL,” said Vodafone Warriors head coach Brian McClennan.
“He’s a player with lots of ability and he’ll give us cover in the halves, the centres at fullback and maybe even loose forward if needed.
“It’d be brilliant if Manu can score his 100th try in front of our members and fans at Mount Smart Stadium this Sunday. It’ll be a fantastic ach

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