25 Feb 2010

Manu Vatuvei back for Warriors-Manly match

7:30 pm on 25 February 2010

The Warriors winger Manu Vatuvei will have his first NRL trial of the year when he lines up against Manly at North Harbour Stadium on Saturday.

Vatuvei missed the club's opening trial against the Sydney Roosters on February 13 because he was playing for the NRL All Stars against the Indigenous All Stars in Australia.

The 23-year-old's return means the Junior Warriors winger Bill Tupou makes way but is included on an enlarged interchange bench.

The off-season signings Brett Seymour and James Maloney will start in the halves with Joel Moon,, moving out into the centres with Jerome Ropati.

Front-line players not considered are the captain Simon Mannering, prop Steve Price, hooker Ian Henderson and fullback Wade McKinnon.