New Zealand Warriors middle forward Lachlan Burr makes his return from a two-game absence for Friday night’s fifth-round NRL ‘home’ clash against North Queensland at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford (6.00pm kick-off local time; 8.00pm NZT).

The 27-year-old comes straight back into the starting line-up after a head knock ruled him out of the opening match of the revived season against the St George Illawarra Dragons and also last week’s encounter with the Penrith Panthers.

Moving out of the starting pack is Isaiah Papalii, who has been named on the eight-man extended bench.

The backline named is the same as the combination used against the Panthers with Hayze Perham again included at left centre and Adam Pompey on the left wing.

WARRIORS

1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (c)
2 PATRICK HERBERT
3 HAYZE PERHAM
4 GERARD BEALE
5 ADAM POMPEY
6 KODI NIKORIMA
7 BLAKE GREEN
8 JAMAYNE TAUNOA-BROWN
9 WAYDE EGAN
10 LACHLAN BURR
11 ELIESA KATOA
12 TOHU HARRIS
13 ADAM BLAIR
Interchange:
14 KARL LAWTON
15 POASA FAAMAUSILI
16 KING VUNIYAYAWA
17 JACK MURCHIE
18 AGNATIUS PAASI
20 PETA HIKU
21 Isaiah Papalii
22 CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA

HEAD COACH | STEPHEN KEARNEY

Photo credit: Lex Wright

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