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The fighters returned to the long-awaited New Zealand on Sunday, hosting the West Tigers in front of the sold-out Smart Stadium.

Covide-19 forced the fighters to move to Australia, 1038 days after playing at home – round 24.

Emotionally, Tohu Harris led the group in front of a screaming crowd.

“This place is shaking,” said Fox League analyst Brenton Speed.

“Wow, that was special. That kind of semi-final experience is running home … now is the time to play, ”said Shane Flanagan.

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The fighters will be out of Star Fulbach Rice Walsh due to Covd-19, with Channel Harris-Tavita switching to Fulbach to replace him.

Adam Pompee was not named in the first of the 17 but was lined up at the center, which helped Eun Aitken move into second place and Jack Murchi leave the team.

This morning, Addin Fonua-Blake, who left Kovid-19, returned to the bench with Aaron Penn and was replaced by Tohu Harris.

The Tigers will be out of action due to the pressure of Captain James Tamu. Alex Seifarz will move to the starting line-up and train and test striker Austin Dias will make his NRL debut from the bench.

Dias Fonua joins Paul, making his NRL debut, and Patriots center-back James Roberts successfully returns to the NSW Cup in the 15th round.

The Warriors hope that emotional recovery will help them win seven games. But they are wearing the same frustrating tigers that have won just one of their last seven games.

Groups

Warriors mourn- 14. Chanel Harris-Tavita 2. Dalin Watene-Zeleznik 3. Jesse Artarts 18. Adam Pompee 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Ronald Volman 7. Shawn Johnson 20. Aaron Pen 9. Wade Egan 10. Jazz Tevaga 4. Eun Aitken 13. Josh Curran 12. Tohu Harris 8. Religion Fonua-Blake 15. Bunty Afoa 17. Bayley Sironen 22. Freddy Lussick. Substitute: 16. Eliesa Katoa

Tigers 1. Dane Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Starford Toa 4. James Roberts 5. Ken Mamalo 6. Luke Brooks 7. Jackson Hastings 16. Alex Seifars 9. Faamanu Brown 10. Zane Musgrov 11. Luke Garner 12. Kelma Tulagi 13. Joe Offaheng 14. Stefano Utoikamanu 15. Adam Duihe 17. Fonuwa Paul 20. Austin Dias. Substitute: 21. Jacob Liddle

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