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Counties team for Ranfurly Shield challenge against Mid Canterbury

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steelers.co.nz     08 Jul 2014     Getty Images

After their 68-0 win over Thames Valley last week, the Steelers are expecting the Meads Cup winners to be a tougher opposition and know they will need to step up another level.

The team remains largely the same as the side who retained the Ranfurly Shield last week with locks Ronald Raaymakers and Sikeli Nabou swapping jerseys. Dan Hyatt comes in at flanker with Johnny Kawau moving to the reserves. He is joined by Michael Stanley who will get the chance to make his debut for the Steelers from the pine.

Individual tickets to the match are available from CMRFU office, the gate on game day or www.ticketdirect.co.nz. Kids U13 are Free on the South Auckland Motors Embankment for tomorrow nights match and all ITM Cup round robin games courtesy of to Pak n Save Pukekohe. Gates open at 5pm.

Season Memberships are on sale now from only $50 for a South Auckland Motors Embankment membership or $100 for a Grandstand Membership which is for Steelers ITM Cup home games.

1 Sean Bagshaw
2 Suliasi Taufalele
3 Jarrod Firth
4 Ronald Raaymakers ©
5 Sikeli Nabou
6 Dan Hyatt
7 Onasai'I Auva'a
8 Maama Vaipulu
9 Kane Hancy
10 Ahsee Tuala
11 Toni Pulu
12 John Leturu
13 Sam Vaka
14 Andy Muirhead
15 Jared Page

16 Sione Anga'aelangi
17 John Tu'ugafasi
18 Savelio Ropati
19 Johnny Kawau
20 Mark Talaese
21 Michael Stanley*
22 Karl Ropati

Players making their Steelers debut*