NRL: Blake Green to miss Warriors clash with Cowboys

Blake Green.
Blake Green. Photo credit: Image: Photosport

The Warriors have suffered a major blow on the eve of their NRL match against North Queensland, with halfback Blake Green ruled out with injury.

Green hasn't overcome the groin niggle he sustained during the warm-ups for last Saturday's loss to South Sydney and has been omitted from the squad for Saturday's game in Auckland.

Without their most experienced playmaker, the Warriors will employ the same halves combination as last week.

Rookie Chanel Harris-Tavita will start at halfback while regular centre Peta Hiku shifts in to five-eighth.

Gerard Beale will start again in the centres.

Centre Solomone Kata, who was also under an injury cloud, having not been able to fully take part in Tuesday's training session, appears good to go, but the Warriors have still kept Patrick Herbert in their squad as cover.