Counties Manukau Rugby has confirmed wider men’s and women’s sevens squads that will represent the region at tournaments over the next couple of weekends.
Those players will contest the Thames Valley Sevens in Whangamata this Saturday before playing at the Counties Manukau Sevens the following weekend at Navigation Homes Stadium.
The squads will then both be trimmed to a final group of 14 that will take part in the Northern Region Sevens tournament in Whangarei on November 25.
Manurewa coach Jeremy Clark, who has led his side to back-to-back McNamara Cups and a Counties Manukau Club Sevens title, has been confirmed as coach of the men’s team. Patumahoe’s Kaino Kaino and Manurewa’s Ahsee Tuala will serve as assistants.
Black Ferns and Counties Energy Heat star Hazel Tubic will coach the women’s team with Peter Shaw and Ti Tauasosi confirmed as managers.
Counties Manukau Men’s Sevens Wider Squad: Basilia Caucau (Karaka), James Brady (Patumahoe), Cohen Brady-Leathem (Patumahoe), Jerry Driu (Pukekohe), Kanavale Helu (Pukekohe), Brian Lealiiafano (Manurewa), Siaosi Lealiiafano (Manurewa), Pisi Leilua (Manurewa), Anare Lovobalavu (Karaka), Blake Makiri (Manurewa), Andrew Malua (Karaka), Thor Manase (Manurewa), Keegan Mccort (Patumahoe), Reuben Menzies (Pukekohe), Jone Muakalau (Karaka), Nicholas Nasila (Manurewa), Tevita Ofa (Manurewa), Aukusitino Peato-Ulugia (Karaka), Joshua Penney (Karaka), Messa Saukuru (Pukekohe), Villiami Saukuru (Pukekohe), Aca Simolo (Karaka), Nic Snyman (Papakura), Nua Soti (Patumahoe), Larenz Tupaea-Thomsen (Manurewa), Josiua Tuisova (Karaka), Kafa Vaea (Karaka), Sunia Voskiata (Karaka).
Coach: Jeremy Clark
Assistants: Kaino Kaino, Ahsee Tuala
Manager: Dee Clark
Strength & Conditioning: Mackenzie Cammock
Physio: Gabby Mendoz
Gear Custodians: Chris Brown & Geoff Robertson
Counties Manukau Women’s Sevens Wider Squad: Esther Amataga (Manurewa), Rebecca Burch (Pukekohe), Lisa Edwards-Rua (Pukekohe), Kataraina Enosa-Taufau (Pukekohe), Trinity Glassie (Pukekohe), Jaymie Kolose (Pukekohe), Margaret Manase (Pukekohe), Arihiana Marino-Tauhinu (Manurewa), Reneeta Masilaga (Manurewa), Latu’ila Mele (Tuakau College), Sariyah Paitai (Wesley College), Mererangi Paul (Pukekohe), Ffion Penney (Howick College), Nasareta Seumanutafa (Manurewa), Shyanne Thompson (Pukekohe), Hazel Tubic (Manurewa), Ruby Tui (Pukekohe), Lanulangi Veainu (Pukekohe), Leitisia Vehikite (Pukekohe High School), Azania Watene (Pukekohe).
Coach: Hazel Tubic
Managers: Peter Shaw, Ti Tauasosi
Physio: Lucia Young
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