The Steelform Wanganui selectors have settled on a wider group of 34 players for the preseason away trip to Napier to play an imposing Hawke's Bay Saracens on Saturday — with emphasis on the word 'Wanganui'.

High on the agenda for coach Jason Caskey and his staff will be welding the side into a unified force that represents the whole region, getting past the tribalism which was brought out by a very competitive club rugby season.

The Facebook announcement of the squad of 34 players, with four to be removed after this weekend, was met with some online derision from

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