General U20s Team

Fullback Tuimoala Lolohea is the only NYC debutant named in the starting line-up for the Vodafone Junior Warriors' opening match of the season against the Eels. Photo: Photosport.
NYC experience can be found in all but one of the players in the Vodafone Junior Warriors’ starting line-up for their season-opening encounter with the Eels at Parramatta Stadium on Saturday (3.15pm kick-off; 5.15pm NZ time).
The only rookie named today to run on for the 2010-2011 NYC premiers is fullback Tuimoala Lolohea, a Marist junior.
The Kelston Boys’ High School student, who celebrated his 18th birthday on January 23, has been exceptional during the Vodafone Junior Warriors’ trials.
His form has earned him the No 1 jersey in a side featuring a number of regulars from last season, among them wingers Viliami Lolohea and David Fusitua, centre Ngataua Hukatai, halfback Mason Lino, prop Albert Vete and new captain David Bhana.
Lolohea apart – not related to Viliami Lolohea – the other first-year NYC players in the first team of the year are all on the bench, among them Tama Koopu, younger brother of 159-game former Vodafone Warrior Wairangi Koopu.

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v PARRAMATTA EELS
Parramatta Stadium, Parramatta
3.15pm, Saturday, March 09
Referees: Dave Munro & Matt Noyen

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1 TUIMOALA LOLOHEA
2 VILIAMI LOLOHEA
3 NGATAUA HUKATAI
4 SIONE FEAO
5 DAVID FUSITUA
6 EKO MALU
7 MASON LINO
8 ALBERT VETE
9 MICHAEL SIO
10 JAMES TAYLOR
11 RAYMOND FAITALA-MARINER
12 KOUMA SAMSON
13 DAVID BHANA (c)

Interchange:
14 VILIAMI KAVEINGA
15 TAMA KOOPU
16 SAM LISONE
17 ERIC NEWBIGGING
18 KEN MAUMALO

HEAD COACH: JOHN ACKLAND

https://www.warriors.co.nz/news-displ...e Eels/69294
 
Wow! That is a strong side and one impressive squad when you consider Laumape and Havili involved with teh Vulcans! Please Sky, let us watch our teams this Saturday. The Teams are great for both matches. Well Done Warriors Players, Technicians, Coaches and Administrators.
 
Yip, saw him in the Condor Sevens last year. So excited to see him in this environment and get to watch him play most weekends (well that is the plan ...)
 
I like the look of this team on paper just want to see how the halves fire, because the forward pack looks solid, good mix of experience in there. eko malu is stepping up this year, he can play , just needs the right buttons pushed, same can be said about mason lino IMO
 
I was hoping to see some new guys with real talent, but i can't see anything in that rabble to get excited about...Bhana must have made 40 tackles in the first half alone.