Bartercard Cup - Round 10 Preview

The split Round 10 in the New Zealand Bartercard Cup competition has seen the first half of the round already played, the second half of the round to be played this weekend.

First up, the only Saturday game, the Central Vikings host the Wellington side at a very cold Arena Manawatu. Both these sides are very even so far in the competition, so it will be a good tussle between them.

Central Falcons vs Wellington, Arena Manawatu, Sat 5th July. Kick off at 2.30pm

Central Falcons: N. Ngaru, N. Coburn, J. Henderson, W. Live, J. Kainuku, T. Clune, D. Wilson, S. Kanavatoa, D. Cook, M. Graham, S. Leota, M. Timoti, R. Royal; (reserves) C. Paniora, S. Whakarau, R. Thorby, W. Wharepapa. Coach: Peter Sixtus

Wellington: T. Auvaa, S. Helu, N. Taumoli, V. Apu'ula, J. Tamanika, J. Monu, R. Leafe, F. Saumalia, M. So'otaga ?, T. Lavulavu, T. Hall, J. Tuimaualuga, TBA, (reserves) TBA, W. Taleaga, TBA, F. Laumua. Coach: Gerard Stokes

A good battle is looming between the Glenora Bears and the North Harbour Tigers on Sunday afternoon when the Bears host the boys from over the bridge. A tough one to call as both the teams have the ability, it's whether they are in form on the day. A great game for the vocal spectators from both sides.

Glenora Bears vs North Harbour Tigers, Harold Moody Park, Sun 6th July. Kick off at 2.30pm

Glenora Bears: T. Edwards, T. Faa'pito, L. Tamatoa, A. Iole, S, Halatoa, G, Bailey ?, A. Clyde, A. Pereira, K. Robarts, M. Toelau, L. Toli, H. Lauaki, K. Edmondson; (reserves) J. Rua, B. Valeni, M. Kennedy, A. Fuimaono. Coach Dean Hunter

North Harbour Tigers: K. Ganley, G. Macpherson, K. Asiata, K. Johnson, W. Roberts, R. Retimana, K. McIntosh, A. Aukafolau, Q. Ikifana, J. Duff, R. Kinkaid, J. Kamariera, C. Mataora; (reserves) L. Coperstake, J. Vaotogo, G. Hau, M. Mau. Coach: Karl Kenny / Benson McIntosh

Number 2 ground at Ericsson will see another great contest. The Hibiscus Coast Raiders will be without centre Sean Ata, who recently signed with the NRL side, Penrith. The Raiders still have a very impressive line up with captain Aspin inspirational in leading his troops. This isn't to say the Tornadoes won't topple the so far undefeated Raiders, they certainly are more than capable. The is the match of the round, and will be very interesting to see the result.

Eastern Tornadoes vs Hibiscus Coast Raiders, Ericsson no. 2 ground, Sun 6th July. Kick off at 2.30pm

Eastern Tornadoes: P. Fisiiahi, T. Fatui, G. Tupou, D. Fisiiahi, N. Ngametua, R. Gentles, T. Leuluai, K. Mene, H. Rangi, S. Pati, P. Leuluai, F. Tupou, L. Tufeao; (reserves) N. Scanlon, M. Magele, J. Noble, S. Tangauiha Coach: James Leuluai

Hibiscus Coast Raiders: D. Floyd, J. Vaifale, C. Shears, J. Tavaga, S. Finefeuiaki, C. King, A. Aspin, S. Tereora, R. Wigg, D. Avega, T. Pau, T. Nikora, W. Henare; (reserves) S. Stowers, T. Fuimaono, M. Heke, TBA. Coach: Brian McClennan / Tony Benson

Games at a glance:

Round 10 - July 5th - 6th:

Central Falcons vs Wellington, Arena Manawatu, Sat 5th July. Kick off at 2.30pm

Glenora Bears vs North Harbour Tigers, Harold Moody Park, Sun 6th July. Kick off at 2.30pm Eastern Tornadoes vs Hibiscus Coast Raiders, Ericsson no. 2 ground, Sun 6th July. Kick off at 2.30pm

Results so far from Round 10:

June 28th.

Mt Albert Lions 32 - Marist Richmond Brothers 28 Canterbury Bulls 36 - Manurewa Marlins 30 Otahuhu Leopards 30 - Taranaki Wildcats 14