Wellington to play Manawatu today

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This will be the side’s first hit out of the season, with a second pre-season match scheduled for Friday 17th August against Canterbury in Christchurch.

The Ricoh Wellington Lions then start their 2012 ITM Cup campaign against Turbos in round one in Palmerston North on Friday 24th August.

Entry to the match this Wednesday is a gold coin donation except to school children who won’t be asked to donate. Proceeds from the collection will go to the New Zealand Rugby Foundation.

The Wellington XV to face Manawatu is as follows:

1. Solomona Sakalia (Marist St Pats)
2. Motu Matu’u (Oriental Rongotai)
3. Eric Sione (Northern United)
4. Jeremy Thrush (Hutt Old Boys Marist)
5. Ross Filipo (Petone)
6. Deon Carney (Hutt Old Boys Marist)
7. Serge Lilo (Norths)
8. Genesis Mamea (Wainuiomata)
9. Kayne Hammington (Upper Hutt)
10. Tim Bateman (Old Boys University)
11. Belgium Tutagaloa (Petone)
12. Shaun Treeby (Tawa)
13. Alapati Leiua (Norths)
14. Parataiso Silafai-Leaana (Hutt Old Boys Marist)
15. Jason Woodward (Upper Hutt)


16. Reggie Goodes (Poneke)
17. Liu Taituave (Marist St Pats)
18. Joe Latta (Poneke)
19. Scott Fuglistaller (Wests)
20. Frae Wilson (Wainuiomata)
21. Ope Peleseuma (Hutt Old Boys Marist)
22. Seminar Manu (Old Boys University)
23. Charlie Ngatai (Poneke)
24. Matt Proctor (Oriental Rongotai)
25. Taniela Rakambula (Tawa)