Wellington v Taranaki



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  • Taranaki Bulls team to play Wellington:

    1. Mitchell Graham (30)
    2. Rhys Marshall (38)
    3. Ryan Cocker (29)
    4. Ben Matwijow (7)
    5. Leighton Price (15)
    6. Iopu Iopu-Aso (21)
    7. Mitchell Crosswell (36) - Captain
    8. Toa Halafihi (21)
    9. Kylem O’Donnell (23)
    10. Marty McKenzie (24)
    11. Latu Vaeno (13)
    12. Johnny Faauli (7)
    13. Seta Tamanivalu (42)
    14. Declan O’Donnell (6)
    15. Stephen Perofeta (8)

    Reserves:

    1. Harry Jones*
    2. Jared Proffit (5)
    3. Reuben O’Neill (10)
    4. Mitchell Brown (24)
    5. Berny Hall (37)
    6. Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi (18)
    7. Sean Wainui (21)
    8. Jackson Ormond (55)

    *denotes Port Taranaki Bulls debut

    Not considered for selection: Waisake Naholo (All Blacks), Beauden Barrett (All Blacks), Charlie Ngatai, Mike Kainga, Sione Lea, Leon Power, Beaudein Waaka.

    http://trfu.co.nz/news/news/port-taranaki-bulls-team-named-to-play-wellington-at-westpac-stadium/



  • The Lions halfback and 1st Five are very unexperienced. With Shields missing as well, I can't see Wellington winning this one.