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Baywide Women's Club Rugby Round 1 Preview 14.04.2019

Friday, April 12, 2019
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The first round of the Baywide Women’s Championship season is set to kick-off this Sunday with some interesting match ups.

Last year’s winners, Rangataua, will travel to Rotoiti to take on their women’s team at Emery Park. The visitors will have to bring their A game if they want to come away with a win, especially with Rotoiti’s avid supporters looking to pump up their team.

It’s sure to be a big battle up front with both forward packs looking to win the set pieces to give their backs a chance to shine.

It will be an interesting matchup at Puarenga Park when Whakarewarewa are set to host last year’s finalists Rangiuru Women. Both teams are stacked with Volcanix players pitting teammates against teammates.

The visitors are a strong team on paper but will have to lift a notch this season if they want to go that one-step further and claim the crown of the best Bay of Plenty Women’s rugby team of 2019.
Rangiuru hooker Kendra Reynolds says both teams have some stand out players.
”Sequoia Te Aonui is a real leader in their pack. Then you have the likes of Tania-Rose Raharui and Autumn-Rain Stevens-Daly in the backs bring their electric footwork and speed.

“But I’m sure with Sapphire Tapsell at fullback being a real demon on defence and Tynealle Fitzgerald at open side waiting to clean up any loose ball; I think this will be one of the most competitive games this weekend.”

Mount Maunganui Sports Women make their debut match in the championship this Sunday. The side is keen to get their season off to a winning start when they travel to the coastal town of Matata. However, Matata Women will be looking to give the visitors a true baptism of fire for their first hit out of the season.

Waimana have drawn the bye this weekend but are sure to be taking notes on Rangiuru Women’s match, with the two teams set to meet in round two of the championship.

All games kick off at 1pm.

Click here for all Baywide Women's Club Rugby draws.

For further information contact:
Greg Taipari | Media Advisor | 021 943 070 | media@boprugby.co.nz

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