12 Feb 2012

Vatuvei helps Warriors to trial win over South Sydney

7:58 am on 12 February 2012

Two tries in the space of four minutes early in the second half from Warriors winger Manu Vatuvei, has helped his side to a 22-14 National Rugby League trial win over South Sydney at Coff's Harbour.

Warriors coach Brian McClennan however will probably need to find another replacement prop after Sam Rapira left the field with a shoulder injury and is unlikely to be fit for the opening rounds of the competition.

It comes on top of the loss of fellow prop Jacob Lillyman last week who is out for three months with a bicep injury.

The Warriors opening NRL game is against defending champions Manly in three weeks.