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VB NSW CUP MATCH PREVIEWS - ROUND SIX
Auckland Vulcans Vs Mounties
Mt Smart Stadium, Saturday, April 7
Kick-off: 1.00pm (NZST) 11.00am (AEST)
Referee: Shane Rehm
Summary: The Auckland Vulcans return home this round and are set to host a Mounties side that is brimming with confidence. The surprise packet so far in the VB NSW Cup would have to be Mounties, but there are not many more daunting tasks in the competition than a trip across the Tasman to face a wounded Vulcans side.
Auckland will still be licking their wounds following their 34-22 loss to the Jets last Saturday but they will be aided by the inclusion of Hurrell, Retzlaff and Mau who all missed the trip last week. Mounties will field a similar side to the one that easily accounted for the Tigers last week, and their consistency in regards to their personnel is certainly one reason why they are sitting in third on the ladder after five rounds.
The clash here between Godinet and Williams is a mouth watering one and we urge all of our New Zealand based friends to get along to Mt Smart for what should be a cracking start to Round Six.
Talking Point: Unleash the Beast - Konrad Hurrell or