The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Round 15 is shaping up as a do or die match for the three teams sitting just outside the Top 5 in New Zealand's Bartercard Cup competition.
Wellington, Otahuhu Ellerslie and Marist Richmond Brothers all still have a very good chance of nudging some of the Top 5 teams out of their positions if in the last two rounds of the competition they manage to win and results go their way.
Otahuhu Ellerslie ended the Jetz 5 game winning streak in Round 14 and although they travel away to Palmerston North tomorrow to take on the Falcons, their confidence will be high as the seek to close the gap between themselves and the Top 5 positions.
Wellington with their loss in the last round have certainly made things very tough for themselves to make the play-offs. A must win game against second placed Counties Manukau Jetz is a tough ask even at home.
Marist Richmond Brothers don't have an easy task as well as they host the Hibiscus Coast Raiders who will be looking to cement their spot for the play-offs.
Other games have Waicoa Bay hosting Mt Albert while the Bears take on the Tigers at home at Waitakare Stadium and the Tornadoes play the Canterbury Bulls in Auckland.
BARTERCARD CUP COMPETITION ? ROUND 15 FIXTURES:
Waicoa Bay Stallions vs Mt Albert Lions Davies Park, Huntly 3.00pm Kick Off
Sunday 14 August 2005