Based purely on pre season form Warriors coach Ivan Cleary has gone with Lance Hohaia ($218,500 HLV/FLB) at fullback ahead of Wade McKinnon ($109,400 FLB) for this weekend’s season opener against the Titans on the Gold Coast. “I had to make quite a few tough decisions and that was certainly one of them. They’re both more than capable of doing a good job. They’ll actually share that role through the game and Lance will play a little bit of dummy half at some point.” Micheal Luck ($335,400 2RF) will lead the side, with Simon Mannering ($245,000 2RF) still struggling with a hamstring injury.

Full team: 1 LANCE HOHAIA 2 KEVIN LOCKE 3 BRENT TATE 4 JEROME ROPATI 5 MANU VATUVEI 6 JAMES MALONEY 7 BRETT SEYMOUR 8 SAM RAPIRA 9 AARON HEREMAIA 10 RUSSELL PACKER 11 LEWIS BROWN 12 BEN MATULINO 13 MICHEAL LUCK (c)

Interchange: 14 WADE McKINNON 15 JEREMY LATIMORE 16 JESSE ROYAL 17 SIONE LOUSI 18 JOEL MOON

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