Ashton Sims and James Storer ready for battle with New Zealand

Ashton Sims takes a hit-up against Italy. Photo: NRL PHOTOS

Ashton Sims takes a hit-up against Italy. Photo: NRL PHOTOS

GROUP 7 products Ashton Sims (Gerringong) and James Storer (Port Kembla) have been named in the Fijian squad for their Rugby League World Cup quarter-final with New Zealand.

Following three strong group wins against the United States, Wales and Italy, the Bati will play the 2008 World Cup champions at the Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington on Saturday, November 18.

The Bati will again be captained by fullback Kevin Naiqama, with Suliasi Vunivalu and Marcelo Montoya as the wingers.

The centres are Taane Milne and Akuila Uate, while Jarryd Hayne and Henry Raiwalui are the halves partners.

Ashton Sims and Eloni Vunakece have been named in the front row, with Apisai Koroisau as hooker and Viliame Kikau,. Brayden Williame and Tui Kamikamica competing thet starting forward pack.

The bench includes Joe Lovodua, Jacob Saifiti, Junior Roqica, Ben Nakubuwai, James Storer, Salesi Faingaa, Sitiveni Moceidreke and Pio Sokobalavau.