Rd 8 NYC Team Announcement

Under-20s coach Ben Woolf welcomes Kiwi Christian Mika back into the side for Saturday’s clash with the Warriors in Auckland.

Mika, who played with the Warriors under-20s and NSW Cup sides last year, returns from injury on the wing for Rory Humphreys.

Nathan Watts will hopefully also return from injury but Woolf will make a call on his fitness later in the week, with Daymeric Pelo on standby to make his under-20s debut if Watts is ruled out.

The team is:

1-     Brian Kelly

2-     Tevita Folau

3-     Jed Cartwright

4-     Shaun Hudson (capt)

5-     Christian Mika

6-     Karl Lawton

7-     Brayden Torpy

8-     Oshae Tuiasau

9-     Delayne Ashby

10-  Max Elliott

11-  Shane Wright

12-  Hayden Schwass

13-  Parahi Wilson (capt)

Interchange:

14-  Daniel Schwass

15-  Josh Berkers

16-  Nathan Watts

17-  Ethan Page

18-  Daymeric Pelo

19-  Shane Gillham