Panthers trio picked for Cup QFs

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Updated: November 15, 2017

A trio of Panthers have been named for the World Cup Quarter Finals this weekend.

Coming off a barnstorming performance for Fiji against Italy Viliame Kikau will lead the Fijian’s forward pack with Ashton Sims against the Kiwis on Saturday afternoon.

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Sione Katoa will start at dummy half for Tonga, who take on Lebanon in Christchurch following their history-making victory over New Zealand last week.  

Jarome Luai is joined in the halves by Ben Roberts for Samoa’s clash with Australia in Darwin.

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New Zealand v Fiji
Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Saturday 18 November
Kick-off: 5.30pm

Fiji

1 Kevin Naiqama (c)
2 Suliasi Vunivalu
3 Taane Milne
4 Akuila Uate
5 Marcelo Montoya
6 Jarryd Hayne
7 Henry Raiwalui
8 Ashton Sims
9 Apisai Koroisau
10 Eloni Vunakece
11 Viliame Kikau
12 Brayden Wiliame
13 Tui Kamikamica

BENCH
14 Joe Lovodua
15 Jacob Saifiti
16 Junior Roqica
17 Benjamin Nakubuwai

18 James Storer
19 Salesi Faingaa
20 Sitiveni Moceidreke
21 Pio Sokobalavu

Tonga v Lebanon
Saturday 18 November
AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Kick-off: 3pm AEST

Tonga

1 William Hopoate
2 Daniel Tupou
3 Michael Jennings
4 Konrad Hurrell
5 David Fusitua
6 Tuimoala Lolohea
7 Mafoa’aeata Hingano
8 Andrew Fifita
9 Sione Katoa
10 Sio Siua Taukeiaho
11 Manu Ma’u
12 Sika Manu (c)
13 Jason Taumalolo

BENCH
14 Siliva Havili
15 Sam Moa
16 Tevita Pangai Junior
17 Ben Murdoch-Masila

18 Ukuma Ta’ai
19 Joe Ofahengaue
20 Mahe Fonua
21 Samisoni Langi

Australia v Samoa
Friday 17th November

TIO Stadium, Darwin
Kick-off: 8.30pm

Samoa

1 Young Tonumaipea
2 Matthew Wright
3 Ricky Leutele
4 Joseph Leilua
5 Tim Lafai
6 Jarome Luai
7 Ben Roberts
8 Junior Paulo
9 Jazz Tevaga
10 Herman Ese’ese
11 Joshua Papalii
12 Frank Pritchard
13 Leeson Ah Mau

BENCH
14 Fa’amanu Brown
15 Bunty Afoa
16 Suaia Matagi
17 Joseph Paulo

18 Zane Musgrove
19 Frank Winterstein
20 Pita Godinet
21 Ken Maumalo
21 Ken Maumalo

Source: http://www.penrithpanthers.com.au/news/2017/11/14/panthers_trio_picked.html





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