NRL 2019: Adam Keighran earns starting half role for Warriors season-opener

Adam Keighran will wear the no.6 jersey against the Bulldogs.
Adam Keighran will wear the no.6 jersey against the Bulldogs. Photo credit: Photosport

Adam Keighran will partner Blake Green in the Warriors halves for their NRL season-opener against the Bulldogs.

The rookie playmaker was recruited from the Penrith in the off-season, after starring for the Panthers reserve-grade side in 2018.

The 21-year-old has been named at stand-off for Saturday night's clash, with Green earning the number seven jersey vacated by Shaun Johnson.

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Lock Lachlan Burr will also make his Warriors debut, with Isaiah Papali'i suspended for one-game, after a drink-driving charge in the off-season.

Prop Leeson Ah Mau will play his first game for the Warriors in a decade, after stints at the Cowboys and Dragons, where he played 177 games.

Hooker Nathaniel Roache also returns, making his first appearance since 2017, after injury scratched his campaign last season. 

Veteran Issac Luke, recovering from shoulder surgery, hasn't been included.

Warriors: 1-Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 2-David Fusitu'a, 3-Peta Hiku, 4-Solomone Kata, 5-Ken Maumalo, 6-Adam Keighran, 7-Blake Green, 8-Agnatius Paasi, 9-Nathaniel Roache, 10-Bunty Afoa, 11-Adam Blair, 12-Tohu Harris, 13-Lachlan Burr

Interchange (four to be omitted): 14-Jazz Tevaga, 15-Sam Lisone, 16-Lesson Ah Mau, 17-Blake Ayshford, 18-Gerard Beale, 19-Ligi Sao, 21-Karl Lawton, 22-Chanel Harris-Tavita.

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