NZ Residents premiers team 2011 named

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New Zealand Rugby League has today named the NZ Residents Premiers team for 2011.

Featuring players from six of the seven NZRL Zones, only the Northern Swords are not represented. Auckland Pride, winners of the Albert Baskerville trophy last Saturday have four players in the team, while the other finalists the South Island Scorpions have six. There are three Counties Manukau Stingrays players, two each from Waicoa Bays Stallions and the Wellington Orcas and one Mid Central Vipers player.

Five of the players were named in the 2010 NZ Residents team and have again made the grade: Suaia Matagi (Auckland Pride), Matt Everitt (Wellington Orcas), Darren Kingi (Counties Manukau Stingrays), Junior Salevao and Jaye Pukepuke from the South Island.

NZRL Football Manager Dan Floyd said,