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Week 2 of New Zealand's Bartercard Cup play-offs will have the supporters on the edge of their sets I'm sure.
Top of the table Auckland Lions enter the finals for the first time when they take on 2nd placed Canterbury Bulls at Western Springs on Sunday afternoon.
The Bulls had to fight hard last week against a determined Waitakere side, and know they have a tough ask in Auckland away from home, however the winner is straight into the Final.
Expect plenty of action in this match.
BARTERCARD CUP COMPETITION ? QUARTER FINAL FIXTURES
Sunday 3 September 2006 (1st vs 2nd)
Auckland Lions vs Canterbury Bulls Western Springs Stadium, Auckland 2.30pm Kick Off
STEVE BUCKINGHAM (C)
SHANE BEYERS (C)
Referee: CRAIG PASCOE
Touch Judges: PHIL CRUMPE & ALAN CADDY
The second game in this week's Bartercard action is another evenly matched line-up when Watakere Rangers go up against the Tamaki Leopards at Albany on Monday night.
Both sides put on top performances last week against their opposition.
The Rangers pushed the Bulls all the way in Christchurch while the Leopards put on an excellent 2nd half performance to knock the Jetz out of contention. Once again, there'll be plenty of talent and action on show in this finals match.
Monday 4 September 2006 Live And Free-To-Air On Maori Television (3rd vs 4th)
Waitakere Rangers vs Tamaki Leopards North Harbour Stadium, Auckland 8.00pm Kick Off
WILLIAM (Billy) CLARKEN
GAVIN BAILEY (Co-C)
HENRY TURUA (Co-C)
WILLIAM HETA (Co C)
SINAVE FAITALE (Co C)
LEESON AH MAU
Referee: GLEN BLACK
Touch Judges: ARTHUR CLARK & AARON KESHA