NRL: Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Kurt Capewell return for Warriors' clash with Sea Eagles

NZ Warriors will welcome back a pair of frontline players for Saturday's clash with Manly Sea Eagles at Mt Smart.

Wing Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and forward Kurt Capewell have each recovered from the respective hamstring and concussion issues that forced them out of last weekend's win over South Sydney Rabbitohs, and return to the starting line-up.

Watene-Zelezniak slots back on the right wing, while Roger Tuivasa-Sheck moves back to left centre in his third switch in as many games.

Kurt Capewell.
Kurt Capewell. Photo credit: Photosport

Capewell's injection means Mitchell Barnett shifts back to the front row, where there will be no sign of Bunty Afoa for the next 6-8 weeks, due to a hamstring injury.

Afoa joins fellow first-choice players Dylan Walker (ankle), Marata Niukore (foot) and Luke Metcalf (broken leg) on the sidelines.

Named on the interchange are utility Chanel Harris-Tavita, middle forwards Tom Ale and Jazz Tevaga plus rookie second rower Jacob Laban.

Listed on the extended bench are centre Adam Pompey, who was in the side with Watene-Zelezniak injured last week, fullback Taine Tuaupiki, prop Zyon Maiu’u, winger Edward Kosi and centre Ali Leiataua.

The Warriors will chase a fourth straight victory, when they take on the surging Sea Eagles, who are fresh off a big win over premiers Penrith Panthers.

NZ Warriors: 1-Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, 2-Dallin Watene-Zelzniak, 3- Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 4-Rocco Berry, 5-Marcelo Montoya, 6-Te Maire Martin, 7-Shaun Johnson 8-Addin Fonua-Blake, 9-Wayde Egan, 10-Mitchell Barnett, 11-Jackson Ford, 12-Kurt Capewell, 13-Tohu Harris    

Interchange: 14- Chanel Harris-Tavita, 15-Tom Ale, 16-Jazz Tevaga, 17-Jacob Laban 18-Adam Pompey, 20-Taine Tuaupiki, 21-Zyon Maiu'u 22-Edward Kosi, 23-Ali Leiataua

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