Team List Round 26 WARRIORS v EELS


Voider of Warranties
Apr 20, 2014
Sunday, 4pm, Mt Smart Stadium

1 Tuimoala Lolohea
2 Jonathan Wright
3 Blake Ayshford
4 David Fusitu’a
5 Ken Maumalo
6 Thomas Leuluai
7 Shaun Johnson
8 Jacob Lillyman
9 Issac Luke
10 Albert Vete
11 Bodene Thompson
12 Ryan Hoffman
13 Simon Mannering.

Interchange: 14 Ata Hingano 15 Sam Lisone 16 Ben Matulino 17 Bunty Afoa 18 Nathaniel Roache

* Manu Vatuvei (sternum) and Solomone Kata (suspension) are out for the Warriors. David Fusitu’a moves from fullback to centre to replace Kata. Tuimoala Lolohea takes the fullback role, with Ken Maumalo and Jonathan Wright coming into the side on the wings.

1 Bevan French
2 Semi Radradra
3 Michael Jennings
4 Brad Takairangi
5 Michael Gordon
6 Clint Gutherson
7 Jeff Robson
8 Danny Wicks
9 Isaac De Gois
10 Tim Mannah
11 Manu Ma’u
12 Tepai Moeroa
13 Beau Scott.

Interchange: 14 Kaysa Pritchard 15 Kenny Edwards 16 Peni Terepo 17 Daneil Alvaro 18 David Gower

* Unchanged 17, with David Gower added to the extended bench.


Well Done Member
Sep 13, 2013
Yet another familiar tale of capitulation from the Warriors after a bright start.

Still, I am delighted to see that TL once again looked one of their best, with a try assist after just a couple of minutes, which should have been repeated when Vatuvei dropped an almost identical repeat just before half-time. But in the second half, the Eels took ownership of the ball.

Johnson doesn't look fit, and I wonder if it's heading towards a Sam Tomkins situation, where you think, will he ever be really right again? I wonder who'll be playing in the halves with SJ next season? I was surprised when they got rid of Townsend; why was that?


WLF "Member of the Year" 2022
Apr 17, 2013
apparently Townsend wanted to go home and possibly had family issues.
The fact he re joined the sharks and is the finals race has absolutely nothing to do with it:bag:. It was just a fluky bonus