Counties Manukau Rugby U16s program pulled

Counties Manukau Rugby U16s program pulled

Counties Manukau Rugby has made the unfortunate decision to cancel their U16s rep program for the 2021 season due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

They had been set to take part in a Chiefs U16 tournament on the October 9-10 at Cambridge.

“It was a tough decision, but we did not want to cause potential delays to the tournament and also the other Chiefs Provincial Unions that are going to take part,” Counties Manukau Rugby Operations Manager Dale Tucker said.

“The Tournament will only go ahead if they are in Alert Level 1.”

A development day was held at Navigation Homes Stadium and Pukekohe High School fields back in July with 100 athletes involved.

Counties Manukau Rugby would like to acknowledge the players that had made the wider squads.

Counties Manukau U16 boys
Alfriston College: Harrison George-Kolo, Jaydon Holland, Shaun Fenger-Anae.
Manurewa High School: Iilam Anthony Lefale, Jason Toleafoa, Jericho Thompson, Damien Matofai, Dan Fonoti, Walter Kava, Timoci Naivaluwaqa, LJ Strickland, Liongi Kaitapu.
Onewhero Area School: Taine Hira, Jack Henry
Papakura High School: Taimava George
Pukekohe High School: Shaun McNaughten, Daniel Fourie, Karl Kolmar, Ezekiel Hotai, Timana Mark.
Rosehill College: Jaiden Thompson-Henry, Amore Pahina.
Waiuku College: Mack Wheatly, Slade McKay, Dylan Baird, Shiquarn Minhinnik.
Wesley College: Apai Ma’u Hinkes, Benjamin Ofa, Joey Taumateine, David Kama, Zach Baleicakau, Lenn Esera, Thomas Setitaia, Layson Paitai, Sio Palusa, Suli Pahulu.

Counties Manukau U16 girls
Manurewa High School: Jae Hansen, June Westerlund, Kingslee Hohaia, Latai Fonokalafi, Lesieli Fotu, Lillian Samau, Mereani Uludole, Milletta Komisi, Pauline Purcell, Psalm Maletino, Saylor-Praise Maletino, Taylynn Morete, Tiana Kopara.
Papakura High School: Camryn Te Puia Afoa, Henrietta Tuivai-Lopa, Te Manu Lee.
Pukekohe High School: Faustina Lewis, Rouena Seiloa, Tisi Vehikete.
Rosehill College: Emily Pahulu, Esther Amataga-Taifaga, Jasmine Sa, Katerina Scanlan, Lakeyn Lowry, Siarn Parker.
Waiuku College: Abbey Carroll, Brooklyn Norman, Chloe Baird, Kiran Kaur.
Wesley College: Leak Afimeimounga, Milise Tau, Naomi Paea, Roine Vaka, Sariyah Paitai, Suana Bourne, Sungu Lataimaumi.