Steelform Wanganui coach Jason Caskey has dove into the roller deck to bring a noted representative player from Auckland into the squad for Saturday's must-win clash with the undefeated West Coast at Cooks Gardens.

In a role reversal from previous Mitre 10 Heartland seasons, it is the Coasters running hot on top of the competition, whereas Wanganui have lost four matches in a row for the first time – if also including last year's surprise home Meads Cup semifinal defeat on top of 2019's horror start with narrow losses to Wairarapa-Bush, Thames Valley and Buller.

Fielding a skilful but smaller

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