NRL: Inu called into Warriors as Locke ruled out

NZ Warriors centre Krisnan Inu during last year's NRL Rugby League Grand Final. Photo / Getty Images
NZ Warriors centre Krisnan Inu during last year's NRL Rugby League Grand Final. Photo / Getty Images

Krisnan Inu has replaced Kevin Locke in the Warriors' lineup to face the Rabbitohs at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday after Locke failed to fully recover from the leg injury which sidelined him for the last two games against the Roosters and Canberra.

Locke was named in the team on Tuesday after continuing to work his way back from a heavy cork above his right knee in the March 24 match against Gold Coast.

Glen Fisiiahi had played fullback for the last two weeks but Inu, who trained with the Warriors this morning, is preferred and is now set to play his 98th NRL game on Sunday after earlier appearing against Parramatta last month.

He has recently been used by the Vulcans in the New South Wales Cup and spent last week in camp with the Warriors in Australia. The Warriors final lineup is yet to be confirmed with coach Brian McClennan originally listing six players on the interchange bench.

- APNZ

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