Wrampling to lead NZ Under 20 against the Cook Islands

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The game marks another step in the development of talented midfielder Gideon Wrampling who will captain the side with lock Zach Gallagher supporting him as vice-captain in the engine room.


19-year-old Wrampling made his Super Rugby debut for the Chiefs this year and will form a formidable midfield with Northland’s Corey Evans.


The game is important preparation for the Cook Islands who are set to play the loser of the Manu Samoa v Tonga series in a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualifier the following weekend.


The game kicks off at Dilworth School at 12:00pm on Saturday and is open to the public.

The New Zealand Under 20 side is:


1: Joshua Fusitua

2: George Bell

3: Sione Ahio

4: Fabian Holland

5: Zach Gallagher (Vice Captain)

6: TK Howden

7: Anton Segner

8: Vaiolini Ekuasi

9: Cortez Lee Ratima

10: Aidan Morgan

11: Te Paea Cook-Savage

12: Corey Evans

13: Gideon Wrampling (Captain)

14: Michael Manson

15: Harry Godfrey



16: Harry Press

17: Joe Gavigan

18: Luca Inch

19: Dom Gardiner

20: Jack Sexton

21: Nathan Hastie

22: Manu Paea

23:  Riley Higgins

24: Nathaniel Peters

25: Sean Withy

26: Peter Lakai

27: Meihana Grindlay


NOTE: Squad numbers have been enlarged for this fixture and rolling subs will be used throughout the match.


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