Teams named for NZ Residents v NZ Maori
The teams have been named for Saturday’s clash between the New Zealand Residents and New Zealand Maori in Auckland.
The Residents include 2017 Fox Memorial Premiership winners Polima Siaki , Jordan Tuarae, Zac Tippins , Siliga Kepaoa and Daniel Reuelu-Buchanan, as well representatives from Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Canterbury.
After initially including Newcastle Knights-bound whizz Kalyn Ponga, who has withdrawn through injury, the Maori squad remains strong, with former Junior Kiwi Patrick Herbert joining the likes of Kouma Samson and Francis Leger who have experience at higher levels.
New Zealand Residents squad: Polima Siaki , Jordan Tuarae, Zac Tippins , Siliga Kepaoa, Daniel Reuelu-Buchanan, Joseph Price, Jeremy Siulepa, George Edwards, Roydon Gillett, John Vuetibau, Uila Aiolupo , Erwin Sauni, James Baxendale, Reuben Te Amo, Aaron Jolley, Dana Ratu, Darren Kingi
New Zealand Maori squad: Aussie Tuwhangai, Clayton Williams, Dean Kouka-Smith, Francis Leger, Mikaere Beattie, Kouma Samson, Manaia Osborne, Mitch Clark, Patrick Herbert, Piki Rogers, Reece Joyce, Roydon Gillett, Samson Graham, Taku Simon, Taylor Daniels, Teariki Peneha, Trent Wallace.
(Photo: Zac Lake Photography via NZ Maori Rugby League).