Fiji will again have the use of one of the Rugby League World Cup’s most dangerous backlines for Saturday’s historic quarter-final against the New Zealand Kiwis at Westpac Stadium in Wellington (7.30pm).

In the first Test ever played between the Kiwis and the Bati, Fiji has weapons galore in the likes of fullback Kevin Naiqama, prolific Melbourne Storm wing Suliasi Vunivalu, centres Taane Milne and Akuila Uate plus Jarryd Hayne.

The Fijians have knocked up big scores in each of their three pool games to emerge as one of the two qualifiers for the play-offs from the second tier of the tournament.

They started by trouncing the United States 58-12, hammered Wales 72-6 and finished off with a 38-10 victory over Italy.

 

NEW ZEALAND KIWIS v FIJI BATI

7.30pm, Saturday, November 18

Westpac Stadium, Wellington

 

FIJI BATI

1 KEVIN NAIQAMA (c)

2 SULIASI VUNIVALU

3 TAANE MILNE

4 AKUILA UATE

5 MARCELO MONTOYA

6 JARRYD HAYNE

7 HENRY RAIWALUI

8 ASHTON SIMS

9 APISAI KOROISAU

10 ELONI VUNAKECE

11 VILIAME KIKAU

12 BRAYDEN WILIAME

13 TUI KAMIKAMICA

Interchange:

14 JOE LOVODUA

15 JACOB SAIFITI

16 JUNIOR ROQICA

17 BEN NAKUBUWAI

18 JAMES STORER

19 SALESI FAINGAA

20 SITIVENI MOCEIDREKE

21 PIO SOKOBALAVU

COACH | MICHAEL POTTER