Robinson back in three changes

Former Warriors Matt Robinson and Mark Ioane have been called into an 18-man squad for Saturday’s ANZAC Day clash in Auckland against the Warriors.

Eddy Pettybourne also returns from a one-week suspension which is timely with Ryan Simpkins (knee), another former Warrior Agnatius Paasi (foot) and Dave Taylor (suspended) all missing from the pack.

Robinson and Ioane played in the Warriors’ grand final winning under-20s team with Warriors current halfback Shaun Johnson in 2010. Both come onto an extended bench with Lachlan Burr moving into the starting line-up in Taylor’s No. 12 jersey.

Paasi will hopefully miss this match and return for round nine after the representative round weekend. Daniel Mortimer is still sidelined with a wrist injury.

Comments from coach Neil Henry on www.titans.com.au

The team:

1 – Josh Hoffman

2 – Anthony Don

3 – James Roberts

4 – William Zillman

5 – David Mead

6 – Aidan Sezer

7 – Kane Elgey

8 – Luke Douglas

9 – Beau Falloon

10 – Nate Myles (capt)

11- Ryan James

12 – Lachlan Burr

13 – Greg Bird

 

Interchange

14 – Matt White

15 – Eddy Pettybourne

16 – Matt Robinson

17 – Kierran Moseley

18 – Mark Ioane