Counties Manukau Heat side named to take on Auckland Storm in Farah Palmer Cup FINAL

DateFri, 30 Sep 2016

Heat coaches Davida White and Josh Levi have named their side to take on the Auckland Storm in Sunday’s Farah Palmer Cup final at ECOLight Stadium, Pukekohe. Kick off at 2:30pm.


The Heat have gone with an unchanged starting-15, with just Aroha Savage and Krystal Murray switching positions between blindside flanker and No.8. On the bench, Cynthia Ta’ala comes into the side for Yuki Ono.


Auckland are eight-time defending champions, however the Counties Manukau Heat handed the Storm their first defeat since 2013 a few weeks back at Massey Park. The Farah Palmer Cup final will be played live on Sky Sport 3. Entry to ECOLight Stadium is free for the match and there will be a curtain raiser between Under 18 Girls Counties Manukau vs Auckland West at 12:05pm. Get along to the stadium and support all the girls who have done the CMRFU very proud.


Counties Manukau Heat side to face Auckland Storm:


1.       Leilani Perese

2.       Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate

3.       Aotearoa Matau

4.       Hanna Brough

5.       Rawinia Everitt

6.       Aroha Savage

7.       Sharnita Woodman

8.       Krystal Murray

9.       Arihiana Marino ©

10.   Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali

11.   Portia Woodman

12.   Shontelle Woodman

13.   Badinlee Munro-Smith

14.   Renee Wickliffe

15.   Hazel Tubic


16.   Victoria Meki

17.   Hinewai Pomare

18.   Stacey Brown

19.   Justine Lavea

20.   Timara Leaf

21.   Arzania Watene

22.   Cynthia Ta’ala


Richard Spranger – Photo Credit