2013 ITM Cup: Counties named for Tasman

Getty Images and James Mortimer     30 Aug 2013     Getty Images

There have been four changes to the starting fifteen with Bundee Aki starting at second five, Rey Lee-Lo moving back to centre, Toni Pulu starting on the left wing and Frank Halai moving to the right wing.

There are two changes in the reserves with Ahsee Tuala moving to the bench where he is joined by twenty-two year old forward Johnny Kawau from Bombay RFC. Kawau has the chance to make his debut for the Steelers.

Coach Umaga said "We have had intense battles with Tasman over the last few years so we need to build on what we did last week."

There is nothing better than playing in front of our home crowd and we want to put on a performance we can be proud of."

There match will provide an opportunity for some lucky fans to have the chance to win $10,000 cash in the ‘South Auckland Motors Catch the Kick for Cash' promotion at halftime, if they catch one of the 5 balls that will be kicked into the crowd.

The Counties Manukau Bs will play Auckland U21s at 5.15pm in the curtain raiser. Gates will open at 4.45pm

Tickets to the match are $10 for adults and $7 for students with ID on the South Auckland Motors Embankment and $20 for adults and $10 for students with ID in the grandstand. Kids 13 and under will be free again at all Steelers home games when supervised by an adult thanks to Pak n Save Pukekohe.

1. Sam Aiono
2. Hika Elliot
3. Jarrod Firth
4. Ronald Raaymakers
5. Jimmy Tupou
6. Adam Cathcart
7. Maama Vaipulu
8. Fritz Lee ©
9. Augustine Pulu
10. Baden Kerr
11. Toni Pulu
12. Bundee Aki
13. Rey Lee-Lo
14. Frank Halai
15. Sherwin Stowers

16. Michael Lea
17. Simon Lemalu
18. Johnny Kawau*
19. Sean Reidy
20. Kane Hancy
21. Sam Vaka
22. Ahsee Tuala