2017 NRL - Grant Trouville © NRL Photos

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles players Akuila Uate and Apisai Koroisau have been selected in the Fiji team to play the USA.

A specialist winger, Uate has been named at centre with Koroisau starting in his usual hooker position for the Rugby League World Cup match at Townsville Stadium on Saturday night.

Both players enjoyed exceptional seasons for the Sea Eagles in 2017 with Koroisau rewarded by earning his first green and gold jersey in representing the Prime Minister’s XIII in the win over PNG in Port Moresby last month.

Koroisau had a dynamic season at hooker with the clever rake playing in 24 matches where he scored three tries. He has already represented Fiji on seven previous occasions.

Uate enjoyed a superb first season with the Sea Eagles, scoring 14 tries in 24 games to again show why he is one of the best finishers in the game.

The flying winger has played 11 Tests matches for Fiji.

Fiji vs USA, Townsville Stadium, 7.40pm Saturday (8.40pm AEDT), Live on 7mate

FIJI

1   Kevin NAIQAMA (c)
2   Suliasi VUNIVALU
3   Taane MILNE
4   Akuila UATE
5   Marcelo MONTOYA
6   Jarryd HAYNE
7   Henry RAIWALUI
8   Ashton SIMS
9   Apisai KOROISAU
10  Kane EVANS
11  Viliame KIKAU
12  Korbin SIMS
13  Tui KAMIKAMICA
14  Joe LOVODUA
15  Jacob SAIFITI
16  Eloni VUNAKECE
17  Petero Benjamin NAKUBUWAI

18  Brayden WILIAME
19  James STORER
20  Junior ROQICA
21  Pio SECI