New Zealand Heartland XV named to play New Zealand Marist
Note: Change of venue for match
New venue is Ardmore Marist Rugby Club, Walters Rd, Papakura
The New Zealand Heartland XV to play New Zealand Marist for the Ian MacRae Cup at the Ardmore Marist Rugby Club, Walters Rd, Papakura, on Saturday 5 November at 2.00pm, has been named.
|4||Josh (JJ) Manning|
|8||Kieran Coll (Captain)|
|10||James Lash (Vice Captain)|
|14||Te Rangatira Waitokia /
|23||Maleli Sau/Nete Caucau|
New Zealand Heartland XV Coach Barry Matthews says the team has gelled well since coming together this week.
“These are the best players from the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship who are now getting the chance to represent a national side.
“We have selected a starting fifteen we think will work best against Marist this Saturday, and there might be a different lineup against the Fijian sides next week.
“We have selected Kieran Coll as the new Captain of the Heartland XV. Kieran has played Mitre 10 Cup for Hawkes Bay and has captained South Canterbury for the last couple of years. We wanted to bring in a new captain while Peter Rowe, who has captained the side for a number of years, was still in the team and could support Kieran.”
* Please note there has been a late change of venue for the New Zealand Heartland XV v New Zealand Marist match this Saturday, 5 November.
The match, for the Ian MacRae Cup, was scheduled to be played at Sacred Heart College in Auckland at 2pm. The game will now be played at Ardmore Marist Rugby Club, Walters Rd, Papakura, Auckland at 2pm.
CHANGE OF VENUE DETAILS
Date: Saturday 5 November
Who: New Zealand Heartland XV v New Zealand Marist
New venue: Ardmore Marist Rugby Club, Walters Rd, Papakura, Auckland
Other New Zealand Heartland XV 2016 fixtures:
Date: Tuesday 8 November
Who: New Zealand Heartland XV v Nadi
Venue: Prince Charles Park, Nadi, Fiji
Date: Saturday 11 November
Who: New Zealand Heartland XV v Nadroga
Venue: Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, Fiji