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Vodafone Warriors back rower Jayson Bukuya representing Fiji against Ireland at last year's Rugby League World Cup. Copyright image |

First-year Vodafone Warrior Jayson Bukuya has been named in the Fiji Bati squad to face Toa Samoa at Sportingbet Stadium in Penrith on Saturday, May 3.

The international follows Friday night's Anzac Test between the Kangaroos and the Kiwis at Allianz Stadium.

It's the feature attraction in a big programme during the NRLs representative weekend which also includes the annual City Origin v Country in Dubbo on Sunday, May 4.

The winner of the Fiji v Samoa clash will join Australia, New Zealand and England in the Four Nations tournament at the end of the season.

Selection in the Fiji side caps an eventful last week or so in which his partner Ronnie-Lea gave birth to the couple's second child - daughter Bella - on April 17 and he celebrated his 25th birthday on Monday (April 21).

After missing the Vodafone Warriors' last two NRL matches, Bukuya is back for tomorrow's Anzac Day clash against Melbourne at AAMI Park.

Some of Bukuya's Vodafone Warriors team-mates are also likely to feature in the Samoan side he'll line up against while the club's New South Wales Cup team will play in the one of the lead-up matches on May 3.

The Fiji Bati squad named is: Kevin Naiqama, Marika Koroibete, Lote Tuqiri, Sisa Waqa, Eto Nabuli, Alipate Tani, Aaron Groom, Ashton Sims, James Storer, Kane Evans, Jayson Bukuya, Korbin Sims, Semi Radradra, Apisai Koroisau, Vitale Roqica, Taqele Naiyaravoro, Peni Botiki, Kali Tani, Tikiko Noke, Atunaisa Turagaiviu, Osea Sadrau.

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