Congratulations to the six MSP players named in the Wellington rep training squad on 28 July. In an acknowledgement of the powerful pack MSP has fielded this season, five tight forwards including three props are in the squad of 34: hooker Liu Taituave, lock Lua Lokotui, props Arden David, Solomona Sakalia and Jeff To'omaga-Allen, while first-five Fa'atonu Fili has also been selected.
Coach Chris Boyd will trim the side to 26 on August 20, four days before the first ITM Cup game against Manawatu. Boyd has said he aims to have all rep players available to play for their clubs until the end of the club season, which should mean that clubs will be at full strength for the Jubilee Cup play-offs in the coming fortnight.
The Dominion Post reported on the full squad.