Akuila Uate to line up for Fiji
Sea Eagles winger Akuila Uate will line up for his 12th Test match for Fiji this Saturday night after being added to the squad this afternoon.
Uate has represented Fiji from 2008-16 in between playing five Tests for Australia (2011-120.
The flying Fijian has been in superb form in his first season for the Sea Eagles after joining the club from Newcastle where he commenced his career in 2008.
Uate has formed a lethal right side partnership with centre Dylan Walker, who set up four tries for Akuila in the big win over South Sydney last Friday night.
Joining Uate in the Fijian side will be Manly team-mate Apisai Koroisau for the match against Tonga at 5.30pm at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.
Uate and Koroisau will line up against Manly team-mate and Tongan prop Addin Fonua-Blake. Winger Jorge Taufua was chosen to represent Tonga but has since withdrawn.
Akuila Uate 2017 Statistics
Games: 8; Points: 24 Tries: 6 Minutes: 645 All Runs: 99; All Runs Metres: 929; Line Breaks: 7; Try Assists: 2; Offloads: 2; Tackles: 37; Missed Tackles: 5; Tackle Breaks: 32; Errors: 7.
Fiji Bati Squad
Waqa Blake (Penrith Panthers)
Kane Evans (Sydney Roosters)
Tui Kamikamica (Melbourne Storm)
Viliame Kikau (Penrith Panthers)
Apisai Koroisau (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
Taane Milne (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Marcelo Montoya (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Sitiveni Moceidreke (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Kevin Naiqama (Wests Tigers)
Ben Nakubuwai (Sunshine Coast)
Tyrone Phillips (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Daniel Saifiti (Newcastle Knights)
Jacob Saifiti (Newcastle Knights)
Korbin Sims (Brisbane Broncos)
James Storer (Illawarra)
Akuila Uate (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
Eloni Vunakece (Sydney Roosters)
Suliasi Vunivalu (Melbourne Storm)