Bartercard Cup - Round 2 Preview

The second round of the NZ Bartercard Cup is a split round with half the games being played over the Easter weekend, and the other games on the following weekend.

Manurewa Marlins vs. Marist Richmond Brothers, Sat 19 April 2003, Leebank Park 2:30pm :

Manuwera coming off a close win over Otahuhu will be looking to add to their points on the leaderboard. Marist have a point to prove narrowly going down to the 2002 champions Mt Albert in the first round.

Manurewa Marlins:

B. Ingram, T. Karaka, G. Eliki, S. Foketi, P. Borrel, J. Ioapo, T. Matthews, B. Teleaga, M. Tua, C. Fa'avae, D. Latele, A. Tusani, S. Tupou; (reserves) M. Suniula, T. Ufi, T. Pamatangi, J. Matai.

Coach: Kelly Shelford.

Marist Richmond:

C. Seu, M. Passi, R. Henry, S. Makisi, H. Kapi, G. Rota, E. Leavai, T. Taua, T. Esera, K. Cawdron, H. Turua, J. Tavita, S. Lavea; (reserves) TBA, T. Raela Tua, I. Va'aelua, TBA.

Coach: Bernie Perenara.

Central Falcons vs. Otahuhu Leopards, Sat 19 April 2003, Fitzherbert Park 2:30pm:

The Falcons put up a good fight against Glenora in Round 1 and will have their work cut out again this weekend when they take on Otahuhu who will be smarting with their loss to Manuwera last weekend.

Central Falcons:

N. Ngaru, J. Kainuku, J. Te Vaga, W. Live, S. Forbes, B. Hekenui, D. Cook, W. Wharepapa, L. Vete, S. Kanavatoa, J. Royal, M. Graham, T. Clune; (reserves) C. Paniora, S. Leota, T. Neal, M. Timoti.

Coach: Peter Sixtus.

Otahuhu Leopards:

P. Atkins, S. Havea, P. Tafea, V. Mellars, W. Barnard, T. No'ovao, J. Yandall, L. Heta, S. Baines, J. Asiata, M. Langdon, M. Vili, S. Solomone; (reserves) S. Niulea, B. Vaeau, G. Va'atuavaga, S. Tuala.

Coach: Trevor McLeod.

North Harbour Tigers vs. Wellington, Mon 21 April 2003, Ericsson Stadium (Sky TV) 12:30pm;

The curtain raiser for the Warriors/ Cowboys clash will be a cracker. North Harbour (formerly Northcote Tigers) will be facing a hurting Wellington side who were thumped in Round 1 by the Raiders. The Tigers themselves are yet to get points on the board with a narrow loss to Eastern Tornadoes.

North Harbour Tigers:

R. Retimana, G. MacPherson, K. Johnson, L. Copestake, T. Taitoko, K. McIntosh, C. Mataora, M. Mauu, Q. Ikifana, J. Duff, A. Wikitera, J. Kamareiera, R. Kinkaid; (reserves) J. Vaotogo, A. Aukafolau, G. Bennett, D. Trott.

Coach: Karl Benson/Ken McIntosh.

Wellington:

G. Dean, V. Apu'ula, T. Taotua, N. Taumoli, J. Tamanika, R. Leafe, J. Tuala, W. Collins, M. So'otaga, T. Gemmel, M. Price, J. Tuimaualuga, T. Hall, A. Wereta, J. Tangianou, L. Salofa, F. Lamua.

Coach: Gerard Stokes.

The second half of the round to be played April 26th/27th. The Round 2 draw is as follows:

19/04/03 Manurewa Marlins vs Marist Richmond Brothers LEEBANK PARK 2.30pm.

19/04/03 Central Falcons vs Otahuhu Leopards FITZHERBERT PARK 2.30pm.

21/04/03 North Harbour Tigers vs Wellington ERICSSON STADIUM (SKY TV) 12.30pm.

26/04/03 Mt Albert Lions vs Glenora Bears FOWLDS PARK 2.30pm.

27/04/03 Hibiscus Coast Raiders vs Canterbury Bulls ERICSSON STADIUM (SKY TV) 2pm.

26/04/03 Eastern Tornadoes vs Taranaki Wildcats ERICSSON 2 2pm.

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