NRL 2021: Teen sensation Reece Walsh at fullback in NZ Warriors line-up against Cowboys

Teen sensation Reece Walsh has finally claimed the NZ Warriors No.1 jersey - ahead of captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck - in a slightly reshuffled line-up to face North Queensland Cowboys on Friday.

Coach Nathan Brown has named the same starting 13 that took the field against Wests Tigers last week, when Walsh - wearing No.17 - was promoted from the interchange bench to replace winger Ken Maumalo. 

Tuivasa-Sheck moved to the wing, with Walsh playing from the back, and both starred in the 30-26 victory over Wests, scoring tries in the process.

While Walsh debuted at fullback against Melbourne Storm, he wore the No.21 in a late change. He has also started in the halves since joining the Warriors last month.

While Brown is leaning towards the same 17 that took the field last week, some starting positions have been tweaked.

NRL 2021: Teen sensation Reece Walsh at fullback in NZ Warriors line-up against Cowboys

Kane Evans has again been named in the front row, but was a late switch with Bunty Afoa against the Tigers. Eliesa Katoa and Jack Murchie make up the nominated second row, with Ben Murdoch-Masila on the bench - four days ago, Katoa and Murdoch-Masila started. 

Maumalo is still missing from the team list and injury reports, but Rocco Berry, who missed last week's game with concussion, is a possible inclusion this time.

Warriors: 1-Reece Walsh, 2-Marcelo Montoya, 3-Adam Pompey, 4-Euan Aitken, 5-Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c), 6-Kodi Nikorima, 7-Chanel Harris-Tavita, 8-Jamayne Taunoa-Brown, 9-Wayde Egan, 10-Kane Evans, 11-Jack Murchie, 12-Eliesa Katoa, 13-Tohu Harris

Interchange: 14-Jazz Tevaga, 15-Leeson Ah Mau, 16-Bunty Afoa, 17-Ben Murdoch-Masila, 18-Taniela Otukolo, 20-Rocco Berry, 21-Sean O'Sullivan, 22-Jackson Frei

Join us at 8pm Friday for live updates of the Warriors v Cowboys NRL clash