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SIX ROCKCOTE BULLS IN NZ RESIDENTS LINE-UP FOR LIONS CLASH

SIX ROCKCOTE BULLS IN NZ RESIDENTS LINE-UP FOR LIONS CLASH

Six members of the Rockcote Canterbury Bulls’ 2019 squad have been named in the Andrew Auimatagi-coached NZ Residents starting line-up to play the England Community Lions on Friday night.

Via NZRL

New Zealand Rugby League is pleased to announce the following players have been selected to take on the England Community Lions tomorrow night at Trusts Stadium in Auckland.

This Residents squad is made up of the best from the NZRL National Men’s competition, many of whom have already achieved professional or international rugby league success.

Co-Captain Tevin Arona represented the Cook Islands in the recent Rugby League World Nines competition following a stand out season for Canterbury in the NZRL Premiership. David Bhana is no stranger to the professional league, before his retirement due to injury two years ago, he captained the Warriors U20s, the Junior Kiwis in 2013, was named in the NRL 20s team of 2013, played professionally for the Newcastle Knights and has also represented NZ Māori.

Akarana playmaker, Aiden Ackland, has played 33 times scoring 62 points for the Warriors Jersey Flegg / Holden Cup team and Head Coach Andrew Auimatagi, coached the Canterbury Bulls to the NZRL 2019 Premiership final this year and also doubled as Linwood Keas’ Head Coach, guiding them to victory three years running.

This sought after fixture will be the closing bout of the first-ever England Community Lions tour down under. The game is set to kick of 6:30pm and will be televised live on SKY Sport.

The side is Co-Captained by Akarana’s Francis Leger and Canterbury’s Tevin Arona.

NZ RESIDENTS
No.FIRST NAMELAST NAME
1GeronimoDOYLE
2SimonLUAFALEALO
3FrancisLEGER
4JopeTagicackibau
5PenititolLALIO
6TevinARONA
7BradCAMPBELL
8AlexTODD
9JosiahAFU
10ConnorTAURUA-PURCELL
11NicholasHALALILO
12MattiTUITAMA
13MichaelBUTSON
No.RESERVES
14EidenACKLAND
15JamelHUNT
16SiligaKEPAOA
17DavidBHANA
18JeromeFLOOD

 

NZ RESIDENTS TEAM STAFF
CoachAndrewAuimatagi
Ast CoachPhilGordon
Ast CoachSpencerTAPLIN
ManagerAlanaLockhorst
Head TrainerJamieWILLIAMSON
PhysioArianneCAROLL
Co-CaptainFrancis LEGER
Co-CaptainTevinARONA
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