Round 11 of New Zealand's Bartercard Cup starts off with the first game on Saturday afternoon between the Hibiscus Coast Riders hosting the visiting Wellington side. With the Raiders suffering their first loss of the competition in last week's round, they will be out to show their home crowd that it won't happen again and unfortunately for the Wellington side I feel they will be getting a thrashing. Hibiscus Coast Raiders vs. Wellington 12 July 2003, Stanmore Bay. Kick off at 2.30pm.
Hibiscus Coast Raiders: D. Floyd, J. Vaifale, C. Shears, D. Fisher, S. Finefeuiaki, J. Tavaga, A. Aspin, S. Stowers, R. Wigg, S. Tereora, T .Pau, T. Nikora, W. Henare, (reserves) T. Fuimaono, D. Avega, M. Heke, TBA. Coach; Brian McClennan & Tony Benson Wellington: C.Fox, V. Apu'ula, N.Taumoli,T. Auva'a, J. Tamanika, J. Monu, R. Leafe, T. Gemmel, J. Limmer, T. Lavulavu, M. Rangihuna, J. Tuimaualuga, M. So'oataga, (Reserves) F. Saumalia, W. Taleaga, F. Piva, T. Hall Coach; Gerard Stokes
The North Harbour vs Manurewa Marlins Bartercard Cup fixture that was scheduled to take place at the Birkenhead War Memorial 12 July 2003 at 2.30pm has now been transferred to Freyberg Park Browns Bay 12 July 2003 at 2.30pm. The Tigers have been the most consistent team in the competition of late, whereas the same cannot be said of Manuwera. So I'm pretty sure the Tigers will come away with the win. North Harbour Tigers vs Manuwera Marlins, 12 July 2003, Freyberg Park Browns Bay. Kick off at 2.30pm
North Harbour Tigers: K. Ganley , G. Macpherson , K. Johnson, K. Asiata , W. Roberts, R. Retimana, C. Mataora, J. Duff, R. Kinkaid, Q. Ikifana, J. Kamariera ,G.Hau, J. Vaotogo (reserves)L. Copestake, J. Golf, T. Jensen, M. Mau Coach; Karl Benson & Kenny MacIntosh
Manurewa Marlins: B.Ingram, P. Borrell, J. Matai, G. Eliki, T. Karaka, J. Ioapo, T. Mathews, T. Ufi, TBA, D. Letele, A. Tusani, T. Pamatangi, S. Tupou (reserves) M. Suniula,TBA , TBA , TBA, Coach;Kelly Shelford
A great match up before the Warriors NRL clash with the Sea Eagles at Ericsson is between Marist Richmond Brothers and Otahuhu Leopards. Both these sides have a good chance of winning this game. Although Marist is ahead on the points table, the Leopards are very capable of an upset.
Marist Richmond Brothers vs. Otahuhu Leopards 12 July 2003, Ericsson Stadium. Kick off at 5:00pm
Marist Richmond Brothers: C. Seu, T. Ropati, R. Henry, S. Makisi, B. Collins, J. Ropati, G. Rota, T. Taua'a, M. France, E. Tuimavave, H. Turua, K. Guttenbeil, S. Lavea; (reserves) K. Cawdron, J. Kellet, D. Wilson, R. Sevala Coach; Bernie Perenara
Otahuhu Leopards: P. Atkins, P. Tafea, B. Vaeau, B. Nelson, T. Laiseni , T . Noovao, J. Yandall, G. Tuakura, E. Mann, L. Heta, N. Thammavongsa, M. Vili, M. Langdon: (reserves) K. Pittman, M. Katoa, S. Niuila, J. Campbell: Coach; Trevor McLeod. The Bulls host another night game in Christchurch and seem to do well at home. This time the Central Falcons come to visit and I would be very surprised if they upset the Bulls on the night. Canterbury Bulls vs. Central Falcons 12 July 2003, Rugby League Park No. 2. Kick off at 7:00pm
Canterbury Bulls: L. Sione, E. Hei Hei, J. Taipari, S. Wallace, R Hansen, A. Harris, J. OBrien, V. Whare, S. Beyers, K. Ferris, A. Timo, S. Norton, T. Wallace; (reserves) C. Herekotukutuku, C.Newton, J. Clarke, T. Pelenise. Coach; Phil Prescott
Central Falcons: N. Nathan , TBA, J. Henderson, W. Live, J. Kainuku, T. Clune, D. Wilson, W. Wharepapa, D. Cook, M. Graham, S.Leota, M. Timoti, J.Royal; (reserves) S. Whakarau, R. Thorby, L. Vete, C. Paniora. Coach; Peter Sixtus
An exciting game is predicted at Harold Moody Park on Sunday afternoon when Glenora Bears host Mt Albert Lions. The Lions had a narrow win over Marist in the last round and although the Bears were thrashed by North Harbour Tigers, they tend to lift for the big games and might just surprise the Lions a little.
Glenora Bears vs. Mt Albert Lions 13 July 2003, Harold Moody Park. Kick off at 2.30pm. Glenora Bears: T. Samoa, D.Bernard, A.Iole, L.Tamatoa, S. Halatoa, G. Bailey, T. Edwards, A. Pereira, K. Roberts, M.Toelau, L. Toli, H. Lauaki, K. Edmondson; (reserves) J. Rua, A. Fuimaono, B. Valeni, M. Kennedy. Coach; Dean Hunter
Mt Albert Lions: A. Bauer, S. Dewhurst, H. Vasa, A. Fungapo, A. Ikihele, M. No'ovao, S. Buckingham, S. Pouha, L. Talamavao, P. Teniseli, B. Ivory, M. Asoua, W. McDade; (reserves) K. Wright, J. Fiu, P. Shead, P. Kailea. Coach; John Ackland
Taranaki Wildcats play host to the Eastern Tornadoes on Sunday afternoon. The Eastern side had the pleasure of stopping the Raiders unbeaten record in Round 10, and I don't think they'll have too much trouble adding another two points to their tally up against the Wildcats.
Taranaki Wildcats vs. Eastern Manukau Tornadoes 13 July 2003, Ngamotu Domain. Kick off at 2.30pm.
Taranaki Wildcats: J. Enoka, D. Rameka, J. Ngamotu, S. Hoskin, B. Ngata, J. Hoskin, R. Luke, N. Tatapu, K. Martin, J. Eparaima, W. Parker, W. Wasey, H. Blackburn (reserves) N. Hohaia, T. Berge, D. Tamati, G. Towers. Coach: Alan Jackson
Eastern Manukau Tornadoes:
P. Fisiiahi, P.Pulini, G. Tupou , D. Fisiiahi , N. Ngametua , R. Gentles , T. Leuluai ,K. Mene , H. Rangi , S. Pati , S. Faitala , F. Tupou , P . Leuluai , (reserves) N. Scanlon , W. Su ,E. Leuluai, J. Noble. Coach; James Leuluai
Games at a glance: Round 11 - July 12th - 13th. Hibiscus Coast Raiders vs. Wellington 12 July 2003, Stanmore Bay. Kick off at 2.30pm. North Harbour Tigers vs Manuwera Marlins, 12 July 2003, Freyberg Park Browns Bay. Kick off at 2.30pm
Marist Richmond Brothers vs. Otahuhu Leopards 12 July 2003, Ericsson Stadium. Kick off at 5:00pm Canterbury Bulls vs. Central Falcons 12 July 2003, Rugby League Park No. 2. Kick off at 7:00pm Glenora Bears vs. Mt Albert Lions 13 July 2003, Harold Moody Park. Kick off at 2.30pm. Taranaki Wildcats vs. Eastern Manukau Tornadoes 13 July 2003, Ngamotu Domain. Kick off at 2.30pm.