Bartercard Cup - Round 10 Preview

A split round in New Zealand's Bartercard Cup competition with only 3 games this week, with the remaining three games of Round 10 to be played next weekend.

First up, Mt Albert play Marist. With a win to the Lions the last time these two teams played, the Mt Albert coach John Ackland will be wanting a repeat performance. A narrow win for Marist over the Tigers in the last round will have them knowing they have to be on their toes to beat the defending champions.

Mt Albert Lions vs Marist Richmond Brothers, Fowlds Park, 28/06/03. Kick off at 2:30pm

Mt Albert Lions: A. Bauer, S. Dewhurst, H. Vaasa, B. Ivory, A. Ikihele, M. No'ovao, S. Buckingham, P. Campbell, J. Fiu, P. Teniseli, P. Shead, M. Asoau, W. McDade; (reserve) K. Wright, L. Talamaivao, P. Kailea, B. Ivory. Coach: John Ackland

Marist Richmond Brothers:

C. Seu, J. Tiavale, R. Henry, S. Makisi, B. Collins, J. Ropati, G. Rota, T. Tauaa, T. Esera, E. Tuimavave, H. Turua, K. Guttenbeil, S. Lavea; (reserves) K. Cawdron, T. Raela, T. Ropati, D. Wilson. Coach: Bernie Perenara

Manuwera host the South Island side, the Canterbury Bulls on Saturday afternoon at Leebank Park. The Marlins are at home after their narrow win over Wellington last weekend, and knowing the Bulls do not seem to play well away from their home ground, will be looking hard for 2 points.

Manurewa Marlins vs Canterbury Bulls, Leebank Park, 28/06/03. Kick off at 2:30pm.

Manurewa Marlins:

B. Ingram, P. Borell, L. Lunjevich, S. Foketi, T. Karaka, D. Hemopo, T. Matthews, T. Ufi, S. Tupou, C. Fa'avae, D. Latele, A. Tusani, T. Pamatangi; (reserves) J. Ioapo, G. Eliki, C. Rogers, A. Teleaga. Coach: Kelly Shelford.

Canterbury Bulls:

R. Hanson, E. Hei Hei, J. Taipari, S. Wallace, C. Hereotukutuku, A. Harris, J. O'Brien, V. Whare, S. Beyers, A. Timo, C. Lawrie, S. Norton, T. Wallace; (reserves) j. Manning, C. Newton, J. Clarke, T. Pelenise. Coach: Phil Prescott.

The Otahuhu Leopards play at home against the Taranaki Wildcats who currently are bottom of the table. A solid performance by the Leopards against the Lions last week, should see them collect the 2 points with ease this weekend. Taranaki, although stepping up against the Raiders last week, are currently struggling in the competition.

Otahuhu Leopards vs Taranaki Wildcats, Henham Park, 28/06/03. Kick off at 2:00pm.

Otahuhu Leopards:

P. Atkins, M. Katoa, P. Tafea, B. Nelson, T. Laiseni, T. No'ovao, J. Yandall, S. Niuila, E. Mann, G. Tuakura, N. Thammavongsa, M. Vili, M. Langdon; (reserves) K. Pittman, J. Campbell, B. Vaeau, L. Heta. Coach: Trevor McLeod.

Taranaki Wildcats:

B. Ngata, D. Rameka, J. Ngamotu, S. Hoskin, S. Moore, J. Hoskin, B. McAlister, N. Tatupu, K. Martin, J. Eparaima, W. Wasey, P. Heihei, H. Blackburn; (reserves) M. Makatoa, T. Berge, D. Tamati, J. Enoka. Coach: Alan Jackson.

Games at a glance:

Round 10, June 28th.

Mt Albert Lions vs Marist Richmond Brothers, Fowlds Park, 28/06/03. Kick off at 2:30pm.

Manurewa Marlins vs Canterbury Bulls, Leebank Park, 28/06/03. Kick off at 2:30pm.

Otahuhu Leopards vs Taranaki Wildcats, Henham Park, 28/06/03. Kick off at 2:00pm.

Games next weekend:

Glenora Bears vs North Harbour Tigers Central Falcons vs Wellington. Eastern Tornadoes vs Hibiscus Coast Raiders.

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