NRL: NZ Warriors recall half Sean O'Sullivan against Newcastle Knights

  • 15/06/2021

NZ Warriors have overhauled their spine for their NRL clash with the Newcastle Knights on Saturday.

Sean O'Sullivan has been handed the No. 7 jersey in the absence of Chanel Harris-Tavita, whose season appears to be over, after being forced from the field with a torn pectoral muscle in the heavy 42-6 loss to Melbourne Storm on Sunday.

The Aussie will make his fifth start of the season, having filled in for Harris-Tavita during an injury layoff earlier this year.

With Wayde Egan ruled out of action with a head injury, utility Jazz Tevaga slides in to start at hooker.

Rookie phenom Reece Walsh returns from his one-game suspension to reclaim fullback duties from Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, who shifts to the wing.

NRL: NZ Warriors recall half Sean O'Sullivan against Newcastle Knights
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Rocco Berry is back to start in the centres, after being scratched from last weekend's starting side during the captain's run.

Up front, powerhouse Addin Fonua-Blake moves into the starting line-up for the first time since returning from his lengthy injury layoff.

He'll pair with Ben Murdoch-Masila to form a grunty, new-look starting front row.

Included on the extended bench is centre Adam Pompey - back from a one-match suspension - and promising young hooker Taniela Otukolo.

The Warriors will be out to avenge their 20-16 defeat to the Knights - who currently sit 14th on the NRL ladder - back in Round 2.

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