AYSHFORD AND GELLING RETURN FOR ISP TEAM

Via Warriors Media

Experienced centres Blake Ayshford and Anthony Gelling have been named to make their first appearances of season for the Warriors’ Intrust Super Premiership clash against Penrith in Sydney on Saturday (3.00pm kick-off local time; 5.00pm NZT).

Ayshford, a 167-game NRL veteran, has his first outing after recovering from a back injury which ruled him out for the first two weeks of the season.

Ex-Wigan star Gelling makes his debut for the club after being on the extended bench for the Warriors’ NRL encounters with South Sydney and Gold Coast. He has again been listed on the eight-man NRL bench for Saturday’s clash against Canberra but is set to be on ISP duty.

Also having his first start for the side is wing Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck after being used from the bench in last Saturday’s 14-30 loss to Canterbury-Bankstown.

Another player having his first ISP run this season is hooker Sam Cook. After featuring in all but one of the reserve grade side’s games last year, Cook earned his NRL debut against South Sydney and was used again from the bench against Gold Coast. However, with a total of only 19 minutes in the two games, he has been brought into the ISP frame to give him some much-needed game time.

There’s a change in the back row with Joe Vuna switched from the centres to the second row and co-captain James Bell moving to loose forward.

The Vodafone Warriors face a Panthers side which has also started the season with a win and a loss.

Meanwhile, the Vodafone Junior Warriors go into their first away match of the season looking for their first win of the campaign after setbacks against North Sydney and Canterbury-Bankstown.

The Panthers have won each of their first two outings.

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP

WARRIORS v PENRITH PANTHERS

3.00pm, Saturday, March 24
St Marys Leagues Club, Penrith

WARRIORS

1            HAYZE PERHAM

2            JOHNNY TUIVASA-SHECK

3            BLAKE AYSHFORD

4            ANTHONY GELLING

5            LEWIS SOOSEMEA

6            CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA

7            MASON LINO (c)

8            ALBERT VETE

9            SAM COOK

10          CHRIS SATAE

11          MATIU LOVE-HENRY

12          JOSEPH VUNA

13          JAMES BELL (c)

Interchange:

14          MANAIA CHERRINGTON

15          PATRICK SIPLEY

16          SIONE AFEMUI

17          TRENT SCHAUMKEL

18          COLE WAAKA

COACH | JOHN TEINA

 

JERSEY FLEGG CUP 

JUNIOR WARRIORS v PENRITH PANTHERS

1.00pm, Saturday, March 24
St Marys Leagues Club, Penrith

JUNIOR WARRIORS

1            TEVITA MIKAELE

2            KAYAL IRO

3            TOM ALE

4            PATRICK ELIA

5            ELIJAH SUFIA

6            PAUL TURNER

7            EIDEN ACKLAND

8            SOANE HUFANGA (c)

9            DYLAN TAVITA

10          PRESTON RIKI

11          HAVI TUPOUNIUA

12          BRODY TAMARUA

13          TYLER SLADE (c)

Interchange:

14          SAM NATI

15          WESLEY VEIKOSO

16          LOTU INISI

17          SIONE TUIPULOTU

18          TAYHLER PAORA

20          LEWIS SIO

COACH | RICKY HENRY

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