VB NSW Cup Team Announcement: Mounties v Warriors

Mounties v New Zealand Warriors on Saturday at 12:40pm (local time) at Eden Park

The match will be televised on Sky Television

Mounties Coach Stephen Antonelli has named his side for the Round 10 clash with the New Zealand Warriors on Saturday at Eden Park.

After two consecutive defeats, Mounties bounced back with a clinical 24-14 win over the Wests Tigers last week and will attempt to retain their place in the top four with a victory over the eighth placed Warriors this Sunday. 

Mounties are the second best attacking team in the competition and have the second best points differential overall.

The Raiders' NSW Cup feeder side has been able to achieve this feat through the team's outstanding forward pack.

Alas, Mounties will take on the Warriors without two of their stars after Kyle O'Donnell and Jarrad Kennedy were selected in the Raiders' NRL squad.  

The pair's absence has given the opportunity for Raiders forwards Lagi Setu and Mark Nicholls to press their claims in the starting side, although they have big shoes to fill. 

The full team line-up for Mounties is:

1. Joey Bond
2. Jeremy Hawkins
3. Dave Cahalane
4. Mosese Pangai
5. Sami Sauiluma
6. Matt Place
7. Mitch Cornish
8. Mitch Cahalane
9. Matt McIlwrick
10. Tom Learoyd-Lahrs
11. Jake Foster
12. Mark Nicholls
13. Lagi Setu

14. Rodney Coates
15. Gus Aiga
16. Clay Priest
17. Reece Goldsmith

Coach: Stephen Antonelli