2 Sep 2014

Warriors called on to dig deep again

6:44 pm on 2 September 2014
Simon Mannering scores a try against the Sea Eagles.

Simon Mannering scores a try against the Sea Eagles. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Five players are poised to finish the National Rugby League regular season having played every match, led by captain Simon Mannering - who's started every single game.

Mannering joins Nathan Friend, Sam Tomkins, Jacob Lillyman and Suaia Matagi in making it match number 24 at Penrith against the Panthers on Sunday.

In the only change to the team, Feleti Mateo returns to an extended bench after an impressive outing for the New South Wales Cup side.

The Warriors go into the last round of the regular season just outside the top eight, in ninth position. A win over Penrith will see the Auckland club reach the finals for the first time since 2011.


1 Sam Tomkins

2 Ngani Laumape

3 Konrad Hurrell

4 Dominique Peyroux

5 Manu Vatuvei

6 Thomas Leuluai

7 Shaun Johnson

8 Jacob Lillyman

9 Nathan Friend

10 Ben Matulino

11 Ben Henry

12 Simon Mannering (captain)

13 Sione Lousi


14 Sam Rapira

15 Suaia Matagi

16 Sebastine Ikahihifo

17 Jayson Bukuya

20 Feleti Mateo