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Bay of Plenty Volcanix named to face Hawke’s Bay

Friday, September 8, 2017
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Head Coach Brendon Webby has named a strong starting 15 for the Volcanix following the success of last weekend’s historic draw against Auckland.
 
The front row remains unchanged, however due to the injury (broken eye socket) of Kate Henwood, Julia Buescher will combine with Co-captain Kaci James in her twentieth game to complete the locking duo. Co-captain Christine Yule will start alongside Lily Florence in their respective number six and seven jerseys with Sequoia Te Aonui completing the forward pack at number eight.
 
Jade Tuilaepa will debut at first five eight combining with Ora Williams at halfback in the only changes to the backline.
 
From the bench, prop Christine Corbett, lock Amanda Aldridge and first five eight Sarah Kay will be hoping to make their debut.
 
Bay of Plenty Volcanix:
1. Luka Connor (20)
2. Ereti Williams (11)
3. Baye Jacob (9)
4. Kaci James (19) – Co-Captain
5. Julia Buescher (1)
6. Christie Yule (7) – Co-Captain
7. Lily Florence (7)
8. Sequoia Autumn(1)
9. Ora Williams(1)
10. Jade Tuilaepa*
11. Autumn-Rain Stephens-Daly (12)
12. Shaye Whareaorere (6)
13. Aryahn Clarke (4)
14. Sapphire Tapsell (8)
15. Crystal Mayes(1)
 
Reserves:
16. Julie Lewis (14)
17. Christine Corbett*
18. Makayla Daysh (2)
19. Amanda Aldridge*
20. Sarah Kay (1)
21. Tania-Rose Raharuhi (1)
22. Zaan Scott (1)
 
Game Details:
Saturday 9 September
Tremain Field, Napier
Kick off 12.00pm

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