21st July 10:12 AM
Battle of the Bati - Overseas Bati vs Fiji Residents
By Rusiate Baleilevuka
Saturday 07/10/2017

The Overseas Bati and the Fiji Residents are ready for the Battle of the Bati today.

Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou will announce the final Vodafone Fiji Bati squad tonight for the Rugby League World Cup.

Fiji Residents coach Joe Dakuitoga says they are ready for a brutal match.

Overseas Bati Coach, Wes Naiqama says they will take every chance they have.

About 10 spots are available from the match today while the other NRL players have already been confirmed in the final squad.

Titans superstar Jarryd Hayne could be included for his first stint with Vodafone Fiji Bati since the 2008 World Cup.

The Bati selection criteria requires an automatic selection for any player who has played more than eight games in the NRL first grade.

The final Bati squad will be announced after the Battle of the Bati at 3 this afternoon at the ANZ Stadium.

Meanwhile, the Kangaroos and the PNG Kumuls will play the Vodafone Fiji Bati at the ANZ Stadium next Saturday.

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