18 May 2010

Simon Mannering back for Warriors

6:41 pm on 18 May 2010

The Warriors captain Simon Mannering will make only his third appearance of the National Rugby League season in Sunday's 11th round clash with South Sydney in Auckland.

Mannering withdrew from the home win over North Queensland after it was decided he hadn't fully recovered from a nagging hamstring injury.

Coach Ivan Cleary says after last week's false start Mannering is definitely right to play in the match, which will be fullback Lance Hohaia's 150th for the Warriors.

The 27-year-old will add his name to a list topped by Stacey Jones with 261 games and also including Logan Swann with 195 and Awen Guttenbeil with 170.

The injured Manu Vatuvei , who's stranded on 99 NRL games, is replaced by the 19-year-old winger Bill Tupou.