Steamers named to play Hawke's Bay

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 DETERMINED: Te Aihe Toma in action for Bay of Plenty Steamers against Manawatu, will start at number 9 in the Bay of Plenty Steamers' side to take on Hawkes Bay in Napier. PHOTO: Stephen Parker
DETERMINED: Te Aihe Toma in action for Bay of Plenty Steamers against Manawatu, will start at number 9 in the Bay of Plenty Steamers' side to take on Hawkes Bay in Napier. PHOTO: Stephen Parker

Joe Tupe will return to the Bay of Plenty Steamers side to take on Hawke's Bay in the final round of this year's Mitre 10 Cup Championship.

Tupe missed last Sunday's 38-33 win over Manawatu with bruised ribs, but starts at number eight for tomorrow's game. He comes in in place of Jesse Parete who has been ruled out with concussion.

Chase Tiatia, who has been sidelined since round one, will be hoping to make an impact off the bench.

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An injury cloud over James O'Reilly may see a late change to the team on game day with Sabastian Siataga starting on the bench if O'Reilly is ruled unfit to play.

The Bay of Plenty Steamers take on Hawke's Bay at McLean Park in Napier. The game kicks off at 5.35pm.

1. Aidan Ross, 2. Joseph Royal, 3. Siegfried Fisi'ihoi, 4. Keepa Mewett, 5. Culum Retallick, 6. Shahn Eru, 7. Henry Stowers, 8. Joe Tupe, 9. Te Aihe Toma, 10. Dan Hollinshead, 11. Regan Ware, 12. Teddy Stanaway, 13. Lalakai Foketi, 14. Monty Ioane, 15. Isaac Te Aute
Reserves: 16. James O'Reilly/Sabastian Siataga, 17. Solomona Sakalia, 18. Pingi Tala'apitaga, 19. Jeff Thwaites, 20. Matty Axtens, 21. Ruki Tipuna, 22. Kelly Haimona, 23. Chase Tiatia.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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