'We'll see how he pulls up' - Blake Green in fitness race for Warriors-Cowboys clash

Warriors halfback Blake Green is in a race against time to prove his fitness for this weekend's clash with the North Queensland Cowboys, provisionally named in the team after missing last weekend's loss to the Rabbitohs.

Green, 32, was ruled out of the Warriors' 28-24 defeat on the Sunshine Coast, picking up a groin injury during the warm up to leave Peta Hiku partnering Chanel Harris-Tavita in the halves.

Hiku and Harris-Tavita trained yesterday as a halves pairing, although Green has been named to start Saturday night's match.

Speaking at training, coach Stephen Kearney says that Green's condition is being monitored, with the halfback to face a fitness test before his selection is confirmed.

"We're giving him an opportunity this week, it'll just depend on how he pulls up over the next couple of days," Kearney said.

"He's moving around today better but if I'm honest, I couldn't give you a clear indication today.

"We'll see how he pulls up over the next day or so."

Should Green be ruled out, Hiku will likely return to the halves with Gerard Beale taking up his place in the centres.

Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c), 2. David Fusitu'a, 3. Peta Hiku, 4. Solomone Kata, 5. Ken Maumalo, 6. Chanel Harris-Tavita, 7. Blake Green, 8. Agnatius Paaso, 9. Issac Luke, 10. Leeson Ah Mau, 11. Adam Blair, 12. Tohu Harris, 13. Lachlan Burr.

Interchange (from): 14. Jazz Tevaga, 15. Sam Lisone, 16. Bunty Afoa, 17. Isaiah Papali'i. 18. Nathaniel Roache, 20. Leivaha Pulu, 21. Gerard Beale.

A dejected looking Blake Green and Bunty Afoa as they watch the final minute of play in the Warriors loss to the Bulldogs. Canterbury Bulldogs v Vodafone Warriors. NRL Rugby League. ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia. 19th August 2018. Copyright Photo: David Neilson /
Blake Green. Source: Photosport

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