The Counties Manukau PIC Steelers look to continue their winning way

The Counties Manukau PIC Steelers look to continue their winning way

The Counties Manukau PIC Steelers are looking to continue their winning way in their Mitre 10 Cup clash against Bay of Plenty in Tauranga on Sunday.

The Steelers are seeking to repeat the result from last year’s encounter against Bay of Plenty which they won  39-34.

Having completed four games in 14 days Steelers Head Coach Darryl Suasua said "Bay of Plenty have been travelling well and will be on a high after their big win against Southland.  We know they will be full of confidence, so we are looking forward to the match on Sunday". 

Upfront the forward pack remains the same from last week’s victory over Hawkes Bay, with just two changes in the backline. Nigel Ah Wong moves in one spot from the right wing to centre and Albert Nikoro earns a start from the bench after a strong showing against Hawkes Bay.

Kickoff is at 2.35pm from Tauranga Domain, Tauranga.

The PIC Steelers team is:  1. Pauliasi Manu, 2. Joe Royal, 3. Coree Te Whata -Colley, 4. Ronald Raaymakers,  5. Jimmy Tupou ©, 6. Johnathan Kawau,  7.  Fotu Lokotui, 8.  Sam Henwood;  9. Augustine Pulu ©, 10. Baden Kerr, 11. Tevita Nabura, 12. Orbyn Leger, 13. Nigel Ah Wong, 14. Albert Nikoro, 15. Tim Nanai-Williams.

Reserves: Forwards:  16. Gafatasi Su'a, 17. Sean Bagshaw, 18. Kalolo Tuiloma, 19. Viliame Rarasea, 20. Viliami Taulani, 21, Liam Daniela, 22. Stephen Donald, 23. Luteru Laulala

Counties Proud! 


Kids 13 and under will be FREE on the South Auckland Motors embankment thanks to Pak n Save Pukekohe. Match day Grandstand tickets are $20 for adult Grandstand, $15 for Students with ID and $10 for kids.  South Auckland Motors embankment tickets are $10 for adult and $7 for students with ID.  Individual tickets to the match are available from CMRFU office, the gate on game day or

Corporate hospitality is available for all home fixtures.  Season Memberships are on sale from only $50 for a South Auckland Motors Embankment membership or $100 for a Grandstand Membership for an adult and $50 for a child. Memberships are available from CMRFU office and or For any enquiries phone 09 2370033.

NOTE: Patrons on the embankment Umbrellas are allowed to bring umbrellas – please show respect in their usage if wet conditions.