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Fullback and co-captain William Zillman is out of the Titans side to play the Warriors today at Mt Smart, joining a long injury list.

Zillman travelled with the team but pulled up sore in yesterday’s final session at Trusts Arena because of a foot injury and it was decided to rule him out.

Josh Hoffman will play fullback, as he did against the Raiders last Sunday, and Chris McQueen will play at left centre.

Others from the originally selected side to miss the match are hooker and co-captain Nathan Friend (thumb), halfback Ash Taylor (groin) and bench forward Eddy Pettybourne (concussion).

Lachlan Burr will come into the side on the bench, Cameron Cullen at five-eighth, Karl Lawton will debut at right centre and prop Nathaniel Peteru, a former Warriors player, has been added to the bench.

Agnatius Paasi will start and Leivaha Pulu drops to the bench.

Ryan James will captain the team.

The team is:

3- Josh Hoffman

2 – Anthony Don

21 – Karl Lawton

4 – Chris McQueen

5 - Nene Macdonald

6 – Tyrone Roberts

20 – Cameron Cullen

8 – Luke Douglas

9 – Nathan Peats 

10 – Ryan James (capt)

11 – Zeb Taia

16 – Agnatius Paasi

13 – Greg Bird


12 – Leivaha Pulu

15 – Ryan Simpkins 

18 – Lachlan Burr

19 – Nathaniel Peteru

Captain Ryabn Hoffman is out of the Warriors side. Bunty Afoa comes onto the bench, with Charlie Gubb starting.