Junior Kiwis Prepare For 2006 Campaign

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The 2006 Junior Kiwis squad will assemble in camp tomorrow, Saturday 7 October 2006 in Auckland to prepare for a two match campaign.

The Warriors Development Squad will be the first opposition for the Junior Kiwis in a warm up match before their big encounter against the NSW Under 18?s representative team as the curtain raiser to the Kiwis vs Australia Tri-Nations game at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday 14 October 2006 (6.00pm kick off).

The warm up game is being held at Mt Smart Stadium No.2, Auckland on Tuesday 10 October 2006, kicking off at 5.30pm.

The NSW Under 18?s representative team will also get their opportunity to test their skills when they run against the Northern Alliance 18?s team as the curtain raiser match kicking off at 4.00pm.

Staff of the Junior Kiwis including Coach Paul Bergman, who also coaches the Wellington Orcas Bartercard Cup team and assistant coach Jason Williams, a former Kiwi player himself, are very excited about this campaign and have looked to the development for the team for the 2007 year also.

There are 11 boys in the squad who have either turned or due to turn 17 this year including the latest addition in Jody Henry who has been cleared from injury with the exclusion of Warriors player Patrick Ah Van.

Media enquiries and player interviews can be directed to the Manager, Mr Bryce Wakely on 021 933 500.

Junior Kiwi Squad: Leeson Ah Mau, Sonny Fa?i, Louis Fanene, Jody Henry, Brendon Hikaka, Isaac John, Scott Jones, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Meli Koliavu, Kevin Locke, Alehana Mara, Mose Masoe, Benjamin Matulino, Sam McKendry, Karl McNichol, Constantine Mika, Russell Packer, Linton Price, Mason Pure, Eddie Purcell, Wiremu Ratana, Paul Bergman (Coach), Jason Williams (Asst Coach), Bryce Wakely (Manager), Andrew Souter (Trainer), Mila Masiasomua (Physio)

Game 1 ? Mt Smart Stadium No.2, Auckland

Tuesday 10 October 2006

Curtain Raiser

Northern Alliance 18?s vs NSW Under 18?s Rep Team

4.00pm Kick Off

Main Game

Junior Kiwis vs Warriors Development Squad

5.30pm Kick Off

Game 2 ? Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

Saturday 14 October 2006

Curtain Raiser To Kiwis vs Australia Tri-Nations (Game 1)

Junior Kiwis vs NSW Under 18?s Representative Team

6.00pm Kick Off