2 May 2014

Sport: Fiji Bati name line-up for Pacific Test

10:57 am on 2 May 2014

Fiji rugby league coach Rick Stone has named his line-up to take on Samoa in Saturday's Pacific Test.

Asquith Magpies playmaker Aaron Groom and Mackay Cutters standoff Alipate Tani will start in the halves, with Groom having been named player of the match in November's World Cup quarter final victory over the Toa.

Lote Tuqiri will start in the centres, alongside Semi Radradra, in his first appearance for the Bati since 2000.

Meanwhile Fiji-based players Osea Sadrau and Atunaisa Turagaiviu will come off the interchange bench.

Fiji Bati line-up:

1 Kevin Naiqama (Penrith Panthers)

2 Marika Koroibete (Wests Tigers)

3 Semi Radradra (Parramatta Eels)

4 Lote Tuqiri (South Sydney Rabbitohs)

5 Eto Nabuli (Penrith Panthers)

6 Alipate Tani (Cutters)

7 Aaron Groom (Asquith)

8 Ashton Sims (c) (North Queensland Cowboys)

9 James Storer (Illawarra)

10 Kane Evans (Sydney Roosters)

11 Vitale Jr Roqica (Cronulla Sharks)

12 Peni Botiki (Cutters)

13 Korbin Sims (Newcastle Knights)


14 Waqa Blake (Penrith Panthers)

15 Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Penrith Panthers)

16 Osea Sadrau (Fiji)

17 Atunaisa Turagaiviu (Fiji)