Round 11 Bartercard Cup preview

Round 11 of New Zealand's Bartercard Cup is set to dish up yet another hefty helping of action packed rugby league for the die hard supporters to digest.

First up on Saturday afternoon, the Stallions host the Leopards in Hamilton. After the Tamaki side bombed a 14-0 lead in last week's game against the Jetz to go down at the bell 22-14, the Stallions may find themselves up against a side ready for redemption. A solid performance by the Waicoa Bay side last week to defeat the Falcons, will be something they need to build on to stay in the Top 5. The match up between the in-form halves, Karena and Ashford something to look out for.

WAICOA BAY STALLIONS vs TAMAKI LEOPARDS Resthills Park, Hamilton, New Zealand Saturday 10 June 2006 ? 2.30pm Kick Off

WAICOA BAY STALLIONS

JUNIOR AURU MOKONUIARANGI McGRATH KARL PERRY TETEIRA DAVIS MICHAEL MOORE SHANE TEKURU HAYDEN KARENA DAVID LETELE (C) PETER PRIME THOMAS UFI NICHOLAS STANDEN SIMON BEALE MICHAEL STEVENS (TALANOA VILIAMI) MARRIN HAGGIE NOAH RUTENE ANARU GRANT PAUL CLOUSTON HIKI RUTENE - Coach

TAMAKI LEOPARDS

PAUL ATKINS TAAVILI LEAUNOA AIROE BOAZA KOTISI FAKALATA COOPER VUNA WILLIAM HETA (C) MANA ASHFORD SIONE NIUILA DARIN KINGI GEORGE TUAKURA FRED TURUWHENUA ISAAC LIAVAA GEOFFREY RUAPORO ISAAKO HAGAITOA RICHARD JOHNSON SANELE JONES LEROY FAAVESI DEAN CLARK - cOACH

Referee : Leon Williamson

Bottom placed Northern Storm will host fellow newcomers the Waitakere Rangers on Sunday afternoon. The Rangers will be riding high after downing the previously undefeated Lions in the last round in a riveting match. A tough ask for the Storm with the experience from Karl Guttenbeil and Henry Turua likely to fire up the Waitakere once more.

NORTHERN STORM vs WAITAKERE RANGERS

Jubilee Park, Whangarei, New Zealand

Sunday 11 June 2006 ? 2.30pm Kick Off

NORTHERN STORM

BRENDAN HIKAKA SIONE MOALA (DENNY GODINET) JACK WALKER LINTON PRICE INOKE TAUFA (DYLAN WERE) KAHURANGI HENARE ANTHONY CLYDE VINCENT MAFI HENRY GODINET STEVE RAU ADAM DONALDSON BLAKE EWE DALEY JOHNSON MASON PURE VICTOR TUTUILA HANS MASOE FINAU MOALA (PUHI TOA) GEOFF MORTON - Coach

WAITAKERE RANGERS

CLIFFORD BEVERLEY WILLIAM CLARKEN BOYCIE NELSON ROBINSON GODFREY MICHAEL MOORE GAVIN BAILEY (Co-C) BERNARD PERENARA KARL EDMONDSON DEAN SHEPHERD HAMISH BARCLAY SCOTT JONES KARL GUTTENBEIL JUNIOR FIU ROB SEUALA HENRY TURUA (Co-C) BRENDAN DOUGALS TANGATA RAELA JOHN TAVAGA - 18th man BERNIE PERENARA - Coach

Referee: Craig Pascoe

The game between the Falcons and the Lions on Sunday afternoon in Palmerston North is bound to be a thriller. Both sides lost in the last round in tough battles and will be looking to net the two points. The Falcons sit just outside the Top 6 at this stage. The inclusion of Misi Taulapapa in the Lions side adding more fire power to their already impressive backline.

CENTRAL FALCONS vs AUCKLAND LIONS

Fitzherbert Park, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Sunday 11 June 2006 ? 2.30pm Kick Off

CENTRAL FALCONS

TIM CAHILL WIREMU MATAKATEA WILLIAM CRIBB TONY GREIG STEPHEN FORBES TERRY CLUNE (C) HAISLEY ROBSON SHANE LAHINA SIMON HEAD RICKY HURUNUI HEYDON HEALEY RICKY THORBY BENSON TUPOU JAKE CRIBB ROBERT PALEAAE RUSSELL PACKER ISAAC TUPAI DAVID LOMAX - Coach

AUCKLAND LIONS

MISI TAULAPAPA MALO SOLOMONA MIGUEL START DAVID FISIIAHI LUI TOIMOANA STEVE BUCKINGHAM (C) KELVIN WRIGHT JULIAN O?NEILL LEE WETHERILL WAYNE McDADE SALA FA?ALOGO PALETASALA ALE FABIAN SOUTER REGAN WIGG SIONE PUHA SENE PATI DANIEL O?REGAN BRIAN McCLENNAN - Coach

Referee: Mark McCaffrey

To defeat the Canterbury Bulls at home in Christchurch is always a tough ask for any side visiting, however the Harbour League side definitely have the talent to do so if they are on song. Both the sides performed well last week, the Bulls raking up 50 points against the Orcas. This will be an exciting match.

CANTERBURY BULLS vs HARBOUR LEAGUE

Rugby League Park, Christchurch, New Zealand

Sunday 11 June 2006 ? 2.30pm Kick Off

CANTERBURY BULLS

LUSI SIONE SCOTT HURRELL DONAVAN AITKEN BEN HURRELL LUCAS TAMAKAHA LEE FIDOW DUANE WINETI VINCE WHARE SHANE BEYERS (C) ALEX TIMO JONNY LIMMER CLINTON FRASER COREY LAWRIE DANIEL METCALF BLAKE MILNER ROSS TURI ROBERT BUTLER PHILIP PRESCOTT - Coach

HARBOUR LEAGUE

DYLAN RAMEKA TUI SAMOA SHAUN METCALF JEREMY GOLF JOE VAIFALE JARED TROTT DWAYNE GLASGOW CHRIS TUPOU SONNY CAVANAGH TANE HART (C) JEREMIAH PAI ARTY SHEAD JASON KAMAREIRA ROCKY EDWARDS HOPOATE TUIHALANGINGIE DAMON TROTT IVALA VAAELUA KENNY McINTOSH - (Coach)

Referee: Glen Black

The televised game on Monday night will no doubt be good viewing. After being hammered by the Bulls in Round 10 the Wellington side will once again want to impress at home. Very inconsistent performances so far this year have not helped their cause and yet they are still enticingly close to the top group. The Jetz were impressive in their fightback against the Tamaki Leopards last Sunday. This could be a close game.

WELLINGTON ORCAS vs COUNTIES MANUKAU JETZ

Porirua Trust Park, Wellington, New Zealand

Monday 12 June 2006 ? 8.10pm Kick Off

* LIVE & FREE-TO-AIR ON MAORI TELEVISION *

WELLINGTON ORCAS

DION LAULU MELI KOLIAVU OMPALUS KUA TOLOVAE AUVAA DESTA BUCHANAN ALEHANA MARA LEON BOYD MOSE MASOE BEN TARAEKA TAYLOR PELENISE (C) DALLAS RENNIE DANIEL MISA HAYDEN DAVIS MICHAEL LEALAVAA ASHLEY PARKER BEN MATULINO PAUL RUDMAN PAUL BERGMAN - (Coach)

COUNTIES MANUKAU JETZ

DAVE HEKETOA JEFFERY MATAI LIU FALEONO MARVIN FILIPO TALIVAKAOLA TUIFUA JESSE IOAPO (C) ELIAKIM UASI ANDREW TAUAI LEIMONI MOALA TALIPOPE TUIFELASAI SONNY FA?I ROMAN HIFO ANDREW WHARTON WILLIAM WOLFGRAMM GEORGE ELIKI JOHN VAIMAUGA IRO TEARIKI GARY KEMBLE - (Coach)

Referee: Arthur Clark

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