28 Nov 2008

Warriors and Storm set for trial clash in Hamilton

7:16 pm on 28 November 2008

Waikato Stadium is set to showcase as many as nine of New Zealand's World Cup-winning players plus head coach Stephen Kearney when the Warriors and the Melbourne Storm clash in a National Rugby League pre-season trial in Hamilton on February 12.

Apart from the internationals, the Vodafone Warriors have one of the game's greats in the recently-signed Stacey Jones, back with his old club on a one-year deal.

The Hamilton trial will be his first game for the club since finishing up with his 238th appearance in 2005.

The match will also give league fans their first chance to check out the Warriors' three main signings: winger Denan Kemp and stand off Joel Moon, who've both signed fromBrisbane, and former Queensland State of Origin back rower Jacob Lillyman from North Queensland.