Heartland XV team named to face Samoa NPC Champs.     07 Nov 2012    

The Heartland XV team will take on the Samoan NPC Champions Apia Rugby Union at Apia Park.

Grainger Heikell said their 15 - 10 win over Marist New Zealand in Auckland last Saturday was the perfect preparation match for the Samoan tour.

"We're very excited to be here, and we're looking forward to playing the best of the provincial rugby in Samoa, a country we know produces some great rugby talent," Heikell said.

The team to play Apia NPC this afternoon is:

1 Ralph Darling
2 Nathan Tubbs
3 Mat Fetu
4 Ben Coman
5 Aarin Dunster
6 Fraser Hammond
7 Peter Rowe, captain
8 Kali Latu
9 Ben Draper
10 Brook Tremayne
11 Lemisio Masoe
12 Pomare Samupo
13 Tau Moeke
14 Cameron Hayton
15 Billy Guyton


16 Ngarimu Simpkins
17 Shaun McDonough
18 Nick Cranston
19 Darren Munro
20 Andrew Stephens
21 Mark Davis
22 Fa'aitu Tuamoheloa

The match kicks off today at 2.30pm.

The Heartland XV finish their tour with a match against Samoa A at Apia Park on Saturday.