PIC Steelers stick with winning formula for Canterbury

PIC Steelers stick with winning formula for Canterbury

PIC Steelers coach Reon Graham has retained the same starting side that beat Manawatu for this Saturday’s NPC clash with Canterbury at Navigation Homes Stadium.

The only change comes on the bench with young prop Kauvaka Kaivelata named to make his return from a brief injury lay-off.

The Pukekohe youngster started the opening game of the season, and his size and strength will be welcomed by the PIC Steelers for a clash with the impressive Canterbury side.

Graham’s side looked sharp with the ball in hand last week and will be hoping to continue that against a side that has won six of the seven matches so far and tops the Evens Conference.

The game kicks-off at 2.05pm with the Counties Manukau U85kg side playing Auckland as the curtain-raiser.

PIC Steelers v Canterbury: 1. Ezekiel Lindenmuth, 2. Zuriel Togiatama, 3. Suetena Asomua, 4. William Furniss, 5. Samuel Slade, 6. Alex McRobbie, 7. Sean Reidy (capt), 8. Sam Tuifua, 9. Cameron Roigard, 10. Riley Hohepa, 11. Peniasi Malimali, 12. AJ Alatimu, 13. Nikolai Foliaki, 14. Ahsee Tuala, 15. Jared Page. Reserves: 16. Ioane Moananu, 17. Kauvaka Kaivelata, 18. Lionel Evans, 19. Setefano Leavasa, 20. Adam Brash, 21. Jonathan Taumateine, 22. Nua Soti, 23. Tevita Ofa.