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New Zealand Heartland XV team to play Australian Barbarians

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The New Zealand Heartland XV team to play their first of two matches against Australian Barbarians in Levin tomorrow evening.

The team is:

HXV-2015-Poster-IMAGE21    Matt Fetu
2    Cole Baldwin
3    Timaru Tafa
4    Adaam Ross
5    Eric Duff
6    Fraser Hammond
7    Peter Rowe (captain)
8    Bryn Hudson
9    Lindsay Horrocks
10   Stephen Perofeta
11    Lance Easton
12    Lemi Masoe
13    TK Moeke
14    James Hemara
15    Mike Tambour

Reserves:
16    Jackson Donlan
17    Ralph Darling
18    Kurt Simmonds
19    James Goodger
20    Craig Moore
21    Zayn Tipping
22    Tim Priest
23    Moss Doran

Heartland XV Head Coach Grant Keenan has made just two changes to his starting 15 with captain Peter Rowe back from a one-match suspension to start in the number 7 jersey, Lance Easton (Thames Valley) starting on the wing, and James Goodger and Moss Doran come on to the bench.

The Heartland team opened their 2015 campaign with a high-scoring game and lucky escape, after they held out a Marist New Zealand come-back to win 47 – 42 in Masterton on Saturday.

“We had a great hit out against Marist New Zealand on Saturday and true to form, we knew they would come back at us hard which they did,” Keenan said.

“I’m really pleased we were able to create some great opportunities and that was reflected in the score line.  Stephen Perofeta had an outstanding debut with 27 points which goes to show how talented this kid is.

“We also had handy performances from halfback Lindsay Horrocks, and locks Adaam Ross and Eric Duff who captained that first game.

For more match report details – click here.

“Tomorrow we’re looking to stretch our legs a bit more and really to keep playing some good open rugby.

“The boys are excited to get up against the Australian Barbarians and I’m sure the Australians would like to avenge other results!  But we’re ready and we’re looking forward to Levin.”

The Heartland XV plays the Australian Barbarians at Levin Domain in Levin tomorrow, with kickoff at 5:30pm.

New Zealand Heartland XV fixtures:

Date: Saturday 7 November
Who: New Zealand Heartland XV 47 v New Zealand Marist 42
Venue: Trust House Memorial Park, Masterton

Date: Tuesday 10 November
Who: New Zealand Heartland XV v Australian Barbarians
Venue: Levin Domain, Levin
Time: 5:30pm

Date: Friday 13 November
Who: New Zealand Heartland XV v Australian Barbarians
Venue: Cooks Gardens, Wanganui
Time: 6:00pm

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