The Warriors are set to field the least experienced hooker-halves combination in the club's history after Kieran Foran was ruled out of tomorrow's clash against the Canberra Raiders.

The Warriors' starting spine will be without 541 games of NRL experience, with Foran joining Shaun Johnson (injured) and Issac Luke (on the bench) in watching from the sideline as the game begins.

Foran failed a fitness test on a shoulder complaint at the team's final training session today but is expected to be available for next week's clash against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

His absence means second-year NRL player Ata Hingano teams up in the halves with inexperienced Mason Lino.


The 20-year-old Hingano, who made his debut late last season, will be playing just his 12th NRL match and making only his fifth start while it will be just the seventh appearance for Lino and his fourth this year following his first three matches late in the 2015 season.

Adding to the inexperienced look in the key areas of the park will be hooker Nathaniel Roache, who is set to start for only the third time.

With Foran (171 games) and Shaun Johnson (142 games) sidelined and hooker Issac Luke (228 matches) moved to the bench, captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck - in his 111th appearance - will be the only one of the Warriors' all-international spine starting tomorrow.

Along with Foran, James Bell is the other player to drop out of the extended squad of 21 players named on Tuesday.

The Raiders have dropped former Warrior Erin Clark, and Royce Hunt from their squad for the clash, which kicks off at 4.00pm tomorrow at Mount Smart Stadium.