Premier Div 1 Kickoff

Counties Manukau Steelers team named to play Game of Three Halves

DateThu, 11 Aug 2016

Photo Credit: Richard Spranger


Steelers coaches Darryl Suasua, Grant Henson and Semo Sititi have named their team to take on Northland and the All Blacks in tomorrow’s Game of Three Halves at ECOLight Stadium in Pukekohe, kick off 5:30pm.


Suasua said it will be a great opportunity for the community to see the All Blacks in action in Pukekohe.


“It’s an exciting occasion for us to take on the best team in the world, and also continue to work on the new rules that will be utilised in the Mitre 10 Cup.”


The Steelers will play the old rules against the All Blacks and the new rules against Northland.


The format of the Game of Three Halves will consist of three 40 minute games and will start with Steelers vs Northland at 5:30pm then Northland vs All Blacks and then finishing off with Steelers vs All Blacks. Gates open tomorrow at 4:30pm.


Season Memberships for the 2016 Mitre 10 Cup are still available for purchase at or at the CMRFU Office at ECOLight Stadium between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Remember a Season Membership includes the Game of Three Halves, as well as the Steelers five Mitre 10 Cup home games. Season Memberships cost as little as $50 for Kids in the Grandstand and $100 for Adults.


The Steelers first game of the Mitre 10 Cup is against North Harbour at QBE Stadium in Albany at 7:35pm on Thursday 18 August.


Steelers team for Game of Three Halves:

1.       Sean Bagshaw

2.       Gafatasi Su’a

3.       Sione Faletau

4.       Viliame Rarasea

5.       Jimmy Tupou ©

6.       Viliami Taulani

7.       Fotu Lokotui

8.       Sootala Fa’aso’o

9.       Richard Judd

10.   Piers Francis

11.   Sherwin Stowers

12.   Cardiff Vaega

13.   Joseph Ikenasio

14.   Kalione Hala

15.   Joe Reynolds

16.   Suliasi Taufalele

17.   Jarred Adams

18.   Kalolo Tuiloma

19.   Alamanda Motuga

20.   Cameron Skelton

21.   Matiaha Martin

22.   Jonathan Taumateine

23.   Orbyn Leger

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Nathan de Thierry