11 Apr 2012

Locke recalled to 19-man Warriors squad

7:36 am on 11 April 2012

Three players including fullback Kevin Locke have been brought into a 19-man squad named for the New Zealand Warriors' seventh-round NRL match against South Sydney at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday.

Locke has been recalled to start in the No 1 jersey after a leg injury kept him out of the back-to-back away games against the Sydney Roosters and Canberra.

Also chosen on an extended interchange bench is centre Konrad Hurrell. A groin injury ruled him out of contention for the encounter with the Roosters

Vodafone Junior Warriors captain John Palavi who was in camp in Australia last week, has also been added to the six-man bench.

Locke apart, the starting combination named by Warriors coach Brian McClennan is the same as the one originally listed to run out against the Raiders on Sunday with Ben Matulino again down as a starting front rower and Feleti Mateo in the second row.

Warriors head coach Brian McClennan says after having a week in Australia and putting together two disappointing performances, it's great to be home.

The Vodafone Warriors' 2-4 win-loss record is identical to last year's start.