1. Ayden Johnstone (Hautapu) – Co-Captain
2. Rhys Marshall
3. Sefo Kautai (Hamilton Marist)
4. Laghlan McWhannell (Hautapu)
5. Samipeni Finau (Hamilton Old Boys)
6. Patrick McCurran (Fraser Tech)*
7. Mitch Jacobson (Hautapu) – Co-Captain
8. Jack Lam (Hamilton Marist)
9. Cortez Ratima (Otorohanga)
10. Damian McKenzie (University)
11. Daniel Sinkinson (Melville)
12. D’Angelo Leuila (Fraser Tech)
13. Alapati Leiua
14. Mosese Dawai (Otorohanga)
15. Liam Coombes-Fabling (Fraser Tech)
16. Pita Anae Ah-Sue (Southern United)*
17. Rob Cobb (Hamilton Old Boys)
18. George Dyer (Fraser Tech)
19. Hamilton Burr (Hautapu)
20. Te Rama Reuben (University)
21. Rhys Dickinson (Fraser Tech)
22. Bailyn Sullivan (Hamilton Marist)
23. Tana Tuhakaraina (United Matamata Sports)*
There must be quite a few injuries to make so many changes and exclude both L Jacobson and Messam from the 23. McCurran was not even part of the squad but did feature in some pre-season games. Still no Norris, who didn't take part in the warmup last round.
Can't see a team announcement aside from the advocate
B Kauika Peterson
C Te Whata-Colley
O Tuangafasi/E Fono
E Fono/M Moulds
L Milo Harris
I can see Waikato losing this one. Northland are pretty strong. Waikato's lineout struggled last week after Tucker went off and here's not in the team this week. Northland have had the wood on us for the last few years...
The TAB disagrees with you:
Waikato:- $1.20. Northland:- $4.60.
The addition of Tuangafasi, Goodhue, Robinson, and Nock to last weeks team surely won't make a difference?.... (he says while quietly logging into aforementioned website)
Fuck yeah good to see 2 homegrown Matamata boys in the squad.
Who are the two Matamata lads?
Dickinson and Tuhakaraina. Went to school with both of them, a couple of years younger than me. Played with Rhys though.
Ahh sweet! Dicko’s son. That’s awesome. He will be proud as punch.
I can see Waikato losing this one. Northland are pretty strong. Waikato's lineout struggled last week after Tucker went off and here's not in the team this week.
Finau playing should help as he has been the main lineout target in recent seasons. Marshall can have the throwing yipes though, but he played the full 90 mins against HB.
Northland v Waikato