Farah Palmer Cup: Week 4 preview and team lists

FPC Preview 4

Check out all the key information and team lists for round four and click HERE for all results.


Hawke’s Bay v Taranaki, McLean Park, Napier – Live on Sky Sport


Friday 20 September, 5pm TICKETS 

Played: 1

Last match: Hawke’s Bay 52 Taranaki 10 in Inglewood on 15.9.18

Referee: Marcus Playle


The Hawke’s Bay Tui have had a strong start to the season, winning their opening two games against Northland and North Harbour. Taranaki are yet to pick up a win in 2019, however, they fought back hard against Tasman in New Plymouth on Saturday and will take a lot of confidence out of salvaging a bonus point for four tries.



Hawke’s Bay Tui: (note number changes) 3: Whitley Mareikura 2: Forne Burkin 24: Jennifer Simati 4: Te Aroha Hunt 5: Liana Mikaele-Tu’u 6: Hanna Brough 7: Niamh Jeffersen 8: Gemma Woods 9: Emma Jensen 10: Krysten Cottrell 11: Tori Iosefo 12: Chanel Huddleston 13: Te Maari MacGregor 14: Michaela Baker 15: Shaylee Tipiwai

RESERVES: Kara Huata, Moomooga Palu, Whitney Olsen, Teagan Meyer, Sylvia Bockman, Nicolette Adamson, Cortez Te Pou


Taranaki Whio: 1: Lavenia Nauga-Grey 2: Petra Zwart 3: Leah Barnard 4: Sharee Brown 5: Jessica Lampe 6: Victoria McCullough 7: Miriam Karalus 8: Jalana Smith 9: Iritana Hohaia 10: Brooke Sim 11: Kaya-Rose Kahui 12: Chelsea Fowler 13: Elle Johns 14: Catriona Tulloch 15: Brooke Neilson

RESERVES: Donia King, Mikaylah Callaghan, Bethany Gibbs, Natale Haupapa, Catherine Parkinson, Alesha Williams, Anna Cole


Waikato v Bay of Plenty, FMG Stadium Waikato – Live on Sky Sport


Saturday 21 September, 12.35pm TICKETS

Played: 9

Won: Waikato 8, Bay of Plenty 1

Last match: Waikato 44 Bay of Plenty 7 in Matata on 8.9.18

Referee: Brittany Andrew


This promises to be an entertaining affair. Both sides have had slow starts to the competition. Waikato picked up their first win over the weekend, a very narrow victory over Manawatu. The teams are fairly evenly matched, with several Black Ferns involved. Waikato have prop Toka Natua, loose forward Kennedy Simon and pivot Chelsea Alley. Whilst the Volcanix are without Les Elder and Renee Wickliffe, they still have the services of hooker Luka Connor and lock Karli Faneva.



Waikato: 1: Toka Natua 2: Josina Ngare 3: Awhina Tangen-Wainohu 4: Jade Coates 5: Tazmin Gaby-Sutherland 6: Chyna Hohepa 7: Emma-Lee Heta 8: Kennedy Simon 9: Renee Holmes 10: Chelsea Alley 11: Lonita Ngalu Lavemei 12: Ryleigh Hayes 13: Rina Paraone 14: Donna Reynolds 15: Calista Ruruku

RESERVES: Azusa Yama, Stephanie Lualua, Lena Mitchell, Leomie Kloppers, Kennedy Tahau, Mereana Hyde, Sophie Millar


Bay of Plenty Volcanix: 1: Angel Mulu 2: Luka Connor 3: Janina Khan 4: Karli Faneva 5: Kelsie Wills 6: Christie Yule 7: Kendra Reynolds 8: Natalie Delamere 9: Jade Tuilaepa 10: Arorangi Tauranga 11: Autumn-Rain Stephens-Daly 12: Azalleyah Maaka 13: Danielle Paenga 14: Natalie Walford 15: Sapphire Tapsell

RESERVES: Lily Florence, Baye Jacob, Braxton Walker, Tracey Lemon, Tynealle Fitzgerald, Tania-Rose Raharuhi, Nadia Flavell


Otago v Tasman, Oamaru


Saturday 21 September, 1pm

Played: 2

Won: Otago 2

Last match: Otago 48 Tasman 7 in Blenheim on 6.10.18

Referee: Larissa Collingwood


The Otago Spirit sit at the top of the Championship ladder after two convincing opening wins over Taranaki and Northland. The Tasman Mako claimed their first win of the season over Taranaki last week and they showed plenty of skill out wide, particularly through winger Rebecca Kersten who bagged a double. If the weather plays ball in Oamaru, expect to see a great game of running rugby.



Otago Spirit: 1: Isla Pringle 2: Tegan Hollows 3: Eilis Doyle 4: Kate Smith 5: Julia Gorinski 6: Bree Thomas 7: Morgan Henderson 8: Greer Muir 9: Rosie Buchanan-Brown 10: Rosie Kelly 11: Kiana Wereta 12: Kilisitina Moata’ane 13: Amy Du Plessis 14: Trisha Hopcroft 15: Cheyenne Cunningham

RESERVES: Gemma Millar, Claudia Hobbs, Jess Kendall, Hannah Stolba, Jordyn Tereu, Teilah Ferguson, Meg Breen


Tasman Mako: 1: Paris Hart 2: Stephani Mitchell 3: Anna Bradley 4: Jaunita Thomson 5: Courtney Clarke 6: Tamara Silcock 7: Leah Miles 8: Jessica Foster-Lawrence 9: Pippa Andrews 10: Hayley Hutana 11: Alesha Dempster 12: Jess Drummond 13: Wairakau Grieg 14: Rebecca Kersten 15: Bethan Manners

RESERVES: Louise Nalder, Gabi Dixson, Hannah Gillespie, Jordan Foster, Jamie Paenga, Sydnee Wilkins, Demi Salton


Canterbury v Manawatu, Rugby Park Christchurch – JJ Stewart Trophy match


Saturday 21 September, 1pm

Played: 15

Won: Canterbury 13, Manawatu 1, drawn 1

Last match: Canterbury 31 Manawatu 12 in Christchurch on 13.10.18

Referee: Dan Moore


The JJ Stewart trophy goes on the line again this weekend, with Canterbury back in action after last week’s bye. It’s been 12 years since the Manawatu Cyclones last beat the red and blacks, so they’ll be doing all they can do break the drought. Kendra Cocksedge is back for Canterbury, after missing their win over Auckland due to the Black Ferns return-to-play protocol.



Canterbury: 1: Phillipa Love 2: Stephanie Te Ohaere-Fox 3: Amy Rule 4: Chelsea Bremner 5: Estelle Uren 6: Alana Bremner 7: Lucy Jenkins 8: Georgia Ponsonby 9: Kendra Cocksedge 10: Cassie Siataga 11: Sam Curtis 12: Lucy Anderson 13: Grace Brooker 14: Becky Davidson 15: Olivia McGoverne

RESERVES: Catriona Greenslade, Nina Poletti, Greer O’Rourke, Cindy Nelles, Angie Sisifa, Melanie Puckett, Mayalin Loloeha


Manawatu Cyclones: 1: Marilyn Live 2: Sosoli Talawadua 3: Sequita Hemingway 4: Mahalia Polson 5: Ashleigh Knight 6: Samantha Olsen 7: Samantha Tipene 8: Jayme Nuku 9: Lucy Brown 10: Selica Winiata 11: Maggie Leota 12: Janna Vaughan 13: Carys Dallinger 14: Rangimarie Sturmey 15: Lauren Balsillie

RESERVES: Kahli Tipene, Kaipo Olsen-Baker, Jessica Fagan-Pease, Kahurangi Sturmey, Corrineke Windle, Layla Sae, Crystal Mayes


Auckland v Wellington, Eden Park Auckland – Live on Sky Sport


Sunday 22 September, 11.35am TICKETS 

Played: 26

Won: Auckland 24, Wellington 1, drawn 1

Last match: Auckland 31 Wellington 30 in Porirua on 23.9.17

Referee: Mike Winter


This has got to be the match of the round. Only one point separated these two sides the last time they played back in 2017 and they are level on the Premiership ladder. Expect to see a great battle out wide, with two youngsters Princess Elliott facing up against Lyric Faleafaga. Also keep an eye on Ruahei Demant, who shifted from first five-eighth to second five-eighth last week and will play at centre this weekend.



Auckland Storm: 1: Cristo Tofa 2: Chryss Viliko 3: Aleisha-Pearl Nelson 4: Eloise Blackwell 5: Charmaine Smith 6: Linda Itunu 7: Leanne Thompson 8: Charmaine McMenamin 9: Kiritapu Demant 10: Patricia Maliepo 11: Lose Mafi 12: Joeannha Naime-Purcell 13: Ruahei Demant 14: Princess Elliott 15: Natahlia Moors

RESERVES: Saphire Abraham, Meriana Hokianga, Maiakawanakaulani Roos, Joey Fanene, Moana Cook, Daynah Nankivell, Isla Norman-Bell


Wellington Pride: 1: Raylene Lolo 2: Alice Soper 3: Janet Taumoli 4: Joanah Ngan-Woo 5: Sanita Levave 6: Nina Foaese 7: Sinead Ryder-Toala 8: Jackie Patea-Fereti 9: Ana-Maria Afuie 10: Montana Heslop 11: Lyric Faleafaga 12: Amanda Rasch 13: Fa’asua Makisi 14: Bernadette Robertson 15: Emily Dalley

RESERVES: Rosie Stirling, Barbra Taumoli, Losaline Hopai, Te Amohaere Ngata-Aerengamate, Kolora Lomani, Rejieli Uluinaya, Maki Takano



Northland v North Harbour, Semenoff Stadium, Whangarei – Live on Sky Sport


Sunday 22 September, 2.05pm TICKETS 

Played: 7

Won: Northland 5, North Harbour 2

Last match: Northland 27 North Harbour 0 at Massey on 20.8.05

Referee: Lauren Jenner


If history is anything to go by, Northland have their best chance of winning against North Harbour on Sunday. The Hibiscus haven’t beaten them since 2002. This will be the first time fans will get to see Northland live on Sky Sport, as part of their Double Header with the Taniwha who play Bay of Plenty in their Mitre 10 Cup fixture. Unfortunately for Northland, they won’t have the services of Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali who is out with injury, but exciting pivot Tyler Nankivell will step up in her absence.



Northland: 1: Helen Kapa 2: Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate 3: Kamila Wihongi 4: Patricia Vaka 5: Eva Fulton 6: Mia Anderson 7: Jurney Blair 8: Krystal Murray 9: Manaia Webb 10: Tyler Nankivell 11: Savannah Bodman 22: Kararaina Wira-Kohu 13: Stacey Tupe 14: Cheryl Murray 15: Alisha Proctor

RESERVES: Tui McGeorge, Bronwyn Hames, Kahurangi Shelford, Amanda Nepia, Justice Karena, Leilani Erwin, Jamiee Brown


North Harbour Hibiscus: 1: Inga Timani 2: Amy Robertshaw 3: Olivia Ward-Duin 4: Jay Jay Taylor 5: Sophie Fisher 6: Anita Berry 7: Tenaija Fletcher 8: Tearren Nanjen 9: Hailey Beale 10: Rona Wharawhara 11: Renee Adams 12: Caroline Sio 13: Mikayla Robinson 14: Caitlyn Cox 15: Raquel Garcia

RESERVES: Danjela Haigh, Nicole Brown, Natasha Abel, Madison Brooke, Katelyn Hilton, Chrissy Quedley, Simone Small



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