Bay of Plenty Steamers head coach Clayton McMillan has named his 2019 Mitre 10 Cup squad and it is packed with an exciting mixture of youth and experience.

After finishing fifth and missing the semifinals in the Championship last year, starting the season with the right set of players is crucial.

With a core group of senior players returning, many with Super Rugby experience, the next logical move was to invest in an injection of youth.

In his fifth year at the helm, McMillan said newcomers to the team such as Leroy Carter and Lalomilo Lalomilo, who helped win the

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The Selection Process

2019 Bay of Plenty squad: