Hooker Sekope Lopeti-Moli will captain a strong Waikato Under 21 against Fiji Under 20 tomorrow night at Te Awamutu's Albert Park.
The University rake played for Waikato Juniors last season at the Jock Hobbs Memorial national Under 19 tournament, where the Mooloos finished runners-up to Canterbury. Another nine of this squad played in that competition.
This squad features players from eight different clubs, and includes young talent fresh out of Auckland and Bay of Plenty schools, such as MAGS No 8 Lona Halaholo and Rotorua BHS Ngarohi McGarvey-Black.
Kickoff at Albert Park is 7.30pm and entry is free.
Waikato Under 21 side to play Fiji Under 20:
1. Ryan Coxon (Hautapu)
2. Sekope Lopeti-Moli [c] (University)
3. Sefo Kautai (Hamilton Marist)
4. Micah Aish (Hautapu)
5. Justin Sangster (University)
6. Patrick O'Sullivan (Leamington)
7. Brandon Payne (Hautapu)
8. Turoa Stephens (Hautapu)
9. Tom Stewart (Hautapu)
10. Tyler Campbell (University)
11. Thomas Orr (Hautapu)
12. Amanaki Savieti (Hamilton Marist)
13. Antonio Mikaele-Tu'u (University)
14. Shelford Murray (Fraser Tech)
15. Chris Fawcett (University)
16. Travis Williamson (Melville)
17. Perhyn Martin (Otorohanga)
18. Fau'ula Galo (Hamilton Marist)
19. Aaron Preest (Melville)
20. Lona Halaholo (Morrinsville Sports)
21. Ben Morgan (Morrinsville Sports)
22. Joe Simpkins (Hamilton Marist)
23. Ngarohi McGarvey-Black (Morrinsville Sports)
24. Jayden Treviranus (Hautapu)
25. Saynarvat Srisawat (Fraser Tech)