Heartland team named for Westpac Stadium clash
The Horowhenua Kapiti Heartland team to play Wairarapa Bush this Saturday at Westpac Stadium has been named.
The team is:
1. Robin Pratt, 2. Dave McErlean, 3. Scott Cameron, 4. Ryan Shelford (captain), 5. Sam Gibson, 6. Aaron Lahmert, 7. Antony Fox, 8. Tyson Maki, 9. Kane Tamou, 10. Leon Ellison, 11. Lei Katoa, 12. Luke McMahon, 13. Willie Paia’aua, 14. Dylan Taylor, 15. Michael Tambour.
Reserves: 16. Tiwana Paringatai, 17. Sebastian Jackson, 18. Joel Winterburn, 19. Manassah Wineera, 20. TJ Fermanis, 21. Trent Reti, 22. David Thompson, 23. Connor Paki, 24. Himiona Henare
Horowhenua Kapiti take a squad of 24 into the fixture, with coach Chris Wilton looking to build combinations heading into the Heartland Championship campaign. “It’s a great opportunity for our guys to build together as team and we’re expecting a big crowd of supporters to come early and support. The guys selected have impressed us so far in 2018 and we’ve trained well over the past week so we’re looking forward to Saturday.”
The game kicks off at 5:05pm while gates open at 4:45pm, with the Hurricanes v Lions Super Rugby fixture kicking off at 7:35pm.