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Week two of club rugby pre-season and four Hurricanes teams playing at home on Saturday

It’s the second weekend of the 2023 club rugby pre-season and several clubs are taking the field in practice and trial matches against other opposition, home and away.

There are four matches between Wellington clubs tomorrow:

  • Tawa v Paremata-Plimmerton, Lyndhurst Park, from 1.00pm
  • Oriental-Rongotai v Old Boys University, Rongotai College, from 11.ooam
  • Wainuiomata v Hutt Old Boys Marist, Mary Crowther Park, from 1.00pm
  • Avalon v Stokes Valley, Naenae College, from 11.00am

In one inter-collegiate fixture, the Tawa College and Aotea College First XV squads are set down to meet at Lyndhurst Park at 10.30am.

In inter-regional club rugby fixtures, the Paraparaumu Soldiers host the Johnsonville Hawks in an annual pre-season match for the Cooper Family Cup. Kick-off at Paraparaumu is 1.00pm.

In Masterton, Avalon Women’s, Wairarapa and Hawke’s Bay’s Central club play a game of three halves from 11.30am.

The scheduled match between Palmerston North College Old Boys and Upper Hutt Rams has been cancelled, but the UHR Premier 2 squad is playing Pioneer in Masterton. The Kia Toa Women host the Petone Women in Palmerston North and the Feilding Yellows Colt

Further up the North Island, Petone are competing in this tournament hosted by Hamilton Old Boys:

In Taupo, Wellington’s Hutt Old Boys Marist and Marist St Pat’s compete in the annual pre-season Spillane Cup tournament.

It’s the 91st Spillane and both clubs have a rich history of success. There was no tournament last year, with HOBM starting in the second division Ham Cumming Cup after being relegated two years ago and MSP the top division Spillane Cup. HOBM play Auckland Marist on day one and MSP meet the Hamilton Marist Ravens. The winners of those games proceed to the finals on Sunday.


All four Hurricanes teams are playing in Wellington on Saturday.

The Hurricanes Poua play the Blues Women at Wellington Stadium at 4.35pm in week three of the Super Rugby Aupiki competition.

The Hurricanes men’s side play their Blues men’s counterparts at Wellington Stadium at 7.05pm in week three of Super Rugby Pacific.

Prior to those two games, there is a double-header at Rugby League Park.

Starting at 11.00am, the Hurricanes U20s play the Crusaders U20s, followed by the Hurricanes Hunters meeting the Blues Development team at 2.30pm.

The Hurricanes U20s have named a team with two capped Hurricanes, Manawatu hooker Raymond Tuputupu and Hawke’s Bay flyhalf Harry Godfrey, with a cast of plenty of promising players.

The Hurricanes Hunters are looking to bounce back from their big loss to the Crusaders Knights last week when they take the field against the Blues side.

Teams for Rugby League Park fixtures:

Hurricanes U20s

  1. Konradd Newland
  2. Raymond Tuputupu
  3. Siali Lauaki
  4. Tom Allen
  5. Hunter Morrison
  6. Dom Ropeti
  7. Cooper Flankers
  8. Tino Savea
  9. Jordi Viljoen10.
  10. Harry Godfrey
  11. Epeli Waqa
  12. Meli Manase
  13. Jack O’Brien
  14. Bethel Malasia
  15. Chicago Doyle


  • Vernon Bason
  • Makakai Ngatai
  • Bradley Crichton
  • Mathew Monaghan
  • Patolu Petaia
  • Toby Crosby
  • Sam Howling
  • Isaiah Armstrong – Ravula
  • Tofuka Paongo
  • Josiah Sakaria
  • Sam Coles
  • Senio Sanele

Hurricanes Hunters:

1 Benet Kumeroa
2 Hame Faiva
3 Feleti Sae Ta’ufo’ou
4 Dominic Bird
5 Josh Taula
6 Josh Gimblett
7 Johnny Galloway
8 Sione Halalilo
9 Logan Henry
10 Riley Hohepa
11 Kini Naholo
12 Matt Whaanga
13 Kyle Brown
14 Daniel Sinkinson
15 Ezra Malo
16(2) Joyner Gaualofa
17 (1) Joesph Gavigan
18 (3) Flynn Yates
19(4) Ofa Tauatevalu
20(loosie) Sam Smith
21(9) Bryn Wilson
22(Mid) Kienan Higgins
23(Wing) Solomone Naiduki

Blues As: 1. Jordan Lay, 2. Soane Vikena, 3. Marcel Renata, 4. Allan Craig, 5. Josh Behree, 6. Rob Rush, 7. Anton Segner (C), 8. Taine Plumtree, 9. Lisati Milo-Harris, 10. Zarn Sullivan, 11. Star Sami, 12. Corey Evans, 13. Nigel Ah Wong, 14. Heremaia Murray, 15. Jock McKenzie. BENCH: 16. Jordan Hutchings, 17 Esile Fono, 18. Sione Ahio, 19. Jed Melvin, 20. Terrel Peita, 21. Tamaru McGahan, 22. Ben Fuhiniu, 23. Lucas Cashmore, 24. Quinton Nichols.


Hurricanes teams for Wellington Stadium encounters:

Hurricanes Poua:

Hurricanes Poua named to take on nib Blues:
1 Krystal Murray
2 Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate
3 Cilia-Marie Po’e-Tofaeono
4 Joanah Ngan-Woo
5 Rachael Rakatau ©
6 Layla Sae
7 Rhiarna Ferris
8 Kaipo Olsen-Baker
9 Iritana Hohaia
10 Carys Dallinger
11 Ayesha Leti-I’iga
12 Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali
13 Shakira Baker
14 Autumn-Rain Stephens-Daly
15 Crystal Mayes

16 Saphire Abraham
17 Sosoli Talawadua
18 Cristo Tofa
19 Maddie Feaunati
20 Aroha Savage *
21 Milly Mackey
22 Monica Tagoai
23 Isabella Waterman

*denotes debut


1. Xavier Numia
2. Dane Coles (c)
3. Tyrel Lomax
4. James Blackwell
5. Isaia Walker-Leawere
6. Devan Flanders
7. Du’Plessis Kirifi
8. Peter Lakai
9. Cameron Roigard
10. Brett Cameron *
11. Salesi Rayasi
12. Jordie Barrett
13. Billy Proctor
14. Julian Savea
15. Josh Moorby

16. Asafo Aumua
17. Pouri Rakete-Stones
18. Pasilio Tosi
19. Caleb Delany
20. TK Howden
21. Jamie Booth **
22. Aidan Morgan
23. Riley Higgins

* Denotes debut
** Denotes 50th Super Rugby match

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