Manurewa with point to prove against Ponsonby

Manurewa with point to prove against Ponsonby

Manurewa faces a big test and has the chance for the ultimate bounce back when they host Ponsonby in a key early season Coleman Shield contest at Mountfort Park.

The two sides – giants of women’s rugby in the Auckland region – have plenty of history. They played back-to-back championship finals against each other in 2020 and 2021, splitting the results one apiece.

Having led Marist for over 70 minutes last week, Manurewa will be smarting after coughing up the lead late.

Pukekohe has the chance to move into the top four in the standings when they host North Shore at Colin Lawrie Fields.

Papakura hosts College Rifles at South Park in the final game of the round.

Weymouth are back in action in the Richards Martin Shield when they host Glenfield at Laurie Gibbons Reserve.

Patumahoe, also coming off a bye last week, travels to Lloyd Elsmore Park to play Pakuranga.