Steelers team named for last Ranfurly Shield defence of the year

Getty Images and James Mortimer     11 Oct 2013     Getty Images

"This is the most important game of the season so far for us, as whoever wins this game gets to keep the Shield for the summer.

"The team has worked really hard to get here and know Southland have won the Shield several times in the last few years so they also know what it takes to win.

"We are really looking forward to the support from a strong, vocal and passionate home crowd. They have lifted us the last two times in our Ranfurly Shield matches and we need them to provide that support again on Friday night," said Tana Umaga.

Match tickets are available in the Grandstand and on the South Auckland Motors Embankment. Tickets are available from CMRFU ticket box or

There will be 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.

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. Kane Hancy
10. Baden Kerr
11. Toni Pulu
12. Bundee Aki
13. Rey Lee-Lo
14. Frank Halai
15. Ahsee Tuala

16. Suliasi Taufalele
17. Matt Talaese
18. Sikeli Nabou
19. Mark Selwyn
20. Lucky Palamo
21. Ki Anufe
22. Sam Vaka