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MID CANTERBURY HEARTLAND AND ‘A’ SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENTS


MID CANTERBURY HEARTLAND AND ‘A’ SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mid Canterbury Heartland selectors announced the Mid Canterbury Heartland Squad of 26 for the Ranfurly Shield Challenge and Mitre 10 Heartland Championship yesterday. A further three players may be added to the squad in due course.

  • Iromi Dawai – Celtic
  • Phill Mills – Celtic
  • Angus Lindsay – Celtic
  • Jarred Percival – Celtic
  • Christian Vainerere – Celtic
  • Isireli Masiwini – Celtic
  • Kurt Polson – Celtic
  • Tyler Blackburn – Methven
  • Adam Stewart – Methven
  • Jason Kjestrup – Methven
  • Mark Andrew – Rakaia
  • Tom Heywood – Rakaia
  • Jackson Donlan – Rakaia
  • Seta Koroitamana – Rakaia
  • Nete Caucau – Rakaia
  • Maleli Sau – Rakaia
  • Tom Hanham-Carter – Rakaia
  • Dan Fransen – Rakaia
  • Timoci Nabakeke – Rakaia
  • Phil Watson – Shirley (Origin)
  • Adam Williamson – Southern
  • Eric Duff – Southern
  • Will Mackenzie – Southern
  • Hamish Mackenzie – Southern
  • Gideon Lambrechts – Southern
  • Regan King – Southern

Regan Matthew King (born 2 October 1980 in Cambridge) 

After playing for Waikato and the Chiefs, he made his first and only Test appearance on 23 November 2002 against Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Following this, King suffered several injuries hindering the progress of his career in New Zealand and taking him out of the NPC and Super 12. After recovering, King was recruited by Stade Français in November 2004.

After an unsuccessful six months in France, he moved to Wales to play for the Llanelli Scarlets, where he played until 2011. He has made 141 appearances for the Scarlets scoring 185 points (37 Tries).

In 2006, he was voted the best outside centre in the world by readers of Planet-Rugby.com for their 2006 World XV. King was the only one of the players voted into the side that had not played any international rugby in the preceding 12 months.

In January 2011 King agreed to join Clermont Auvergne at the end of the season.

After three years in France, King rejoined the Scarlets signing a two-year deal ahead of the 2014/15 season.

On 30 October 2015, King played alongside his son Jacob Cowley for the Scarlets against the Newport Gwent Dragons, making them the first father and son pair to play together in the Pro 12.[3]

On 6 May 2016, it was announced that King would be leaving the Scarlets and joining Jersey Reds for the 2016-17 season.

King returned to New Zealand in 2017 and played a number of games for Mid Canterbury club side Southern helping them to win the local Watters Cup competition final on the 23rd of July at Mayfield.


The Mid Canterbury A squad begin their campaign on Saturday 12 August against Otago Country to be played at Southern in Hinds with the time TBC.
Harry Ashworth – Rakaia
Oscar Baisagale – Methven
Matt Bentley – Rakaia
Adam Bishell – Mt Somers
Kirk Chettleburgh – Celtic
Penisimanu Fakatoka – Rakaia
Hamish Finnie – Celtic
Tim Hanrahan – Rakaia
Jeff Haldane – Methven
Luke Leasoki – Rakaia
Andrew Letham – Rakaia
Kipione Manu’mua – Hampstead
Davey Maw – Methven
Willy McGoon – Rakaia
Angus McKenzie – Southern
Scott Middelton – Methven
Alipeti Polutele – Rakaia
Lepani Seitava – Rakaia
Campbell Sommerville – Methven
Jacob Sutton – Celtic
Sairusi Turuva – Methven
Kalle Valimaki – Methven
Andrew Veint – Rakaia
Sam Watt – Celtic


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