Taranaki v Manawatu



  • Taranaki Bulls team to play Manawatu:

    1. Mitchell Graham (28)
    2. Sione Lea (43)
    3. Reuben O’Neill (8)
    4. Ben Matwijow (5)
    5. Leighton Price (13)
    6. Iopu Iopu-Aso (19)
    7. Berny Hall (36) - Captain
    8. Toa Halafihi (19)
    9. Kylem O’Donnell (21)
    10. Marty McKenzie (22)
    11. Latu Vaeno (11)
    12. Johnny Faauli (5)
    13. Seta Tamanivalu (40)
    14. Declan O’Donnell (4)
    15. Stephen Perofeta (6)

    Reserves:
    16. Rhys Marshall (35)
    17. Jared Proffit (4)
    18. Asaeli Sorovaki*
    19. Mitchell Brown (22)
    20. Lachlan Boshier (12)
    21. Cody Whittaker*
    22. Jackson Ormond (54)
    23. Manasa Mataele (5)

    () = Port Taranaki Bulls caps in brackets
    *denotes Port Taranaki Bulls debut

    Not considered for selection: Waisake Naholo (All Blacks), Beauden Barrett (All Blacks), Fin Hoeata, Charlie Ngatai, Mike Kainga, Mitchell Crosswell, Leon Power, Beaudein Waaka, Ryan Cocker, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi.

    http://trfu.co.nz/news/news/port-taranaki-bulls-team-named-to-play-manawatu-in-local-derby-thriller/



  • Manawatu Turbos

    1. Fraser Armstrong (Volvo)
    2. Travis Taylor (Hino Trucks)
    3. Michael Alaalatoa (Mack)
    4. Tom Parsons (Truckstops)
    5. Jackson Hemopo (Hynds)
    6. Harrison Brewer (Humphries Construction)
    7. Callum Gibbins (C) (Wadham Partners)
    8. Heiden Bedwell-Curtis (Gary Douglas Engineers)
    9. Kayne Hammington (McIntosh Farm Machinery & Cranes)
    10. Otere Black (Capture Signs)
    11. Nathan Tudreu (Cash Converters)
    12. Ngani Laumape (Telcospec)
    13. Curtis Reid (Stuarts Ltd.)
    14. Ambrose Curtis (Silvester Clarke)
    15. Jason Emery (McDonalds Palmerston North)

    Reserves:
    16. Tim Cadwallader (Kubota)
    17. Tukiterangi Raimona (Clarke Underground)
    18. Chris Eves (Bell-Booth)
    19. Liam Hallam-Eames (Stevensons)
    20. Antonio Kiri Kiri (Fleetwise)
    21. Jamie Booth (ComputerCare)
    22. Sam Malcolm (John Bates Wheel Alignment)
    23. Luther Hirini (Cafe Cuba)

    http://www.turbosrugby.co.nz/news/220-turbos-named-to-face-rivals-taranaki



  • after trailing at half time, 'naki take out the win 30-19 if not a bit of controversy with Manawatu's Gibbons appearing to score on the post pad in extra time but the ref didnt bother going upstairs, obviously a crucial BP missed, hopefully it wont come back to bite them.


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