Two games in Round 8 of New Zealand's Bartercard Cup were played last weekend with the Titans just scraping through over the Jets by 22-18, and Harbour League performing badly against the Storm, winning by the same score, 22-18.
First up game in the second half of the Round 8 split round has two out of town teams travel to Auckland to face each other at Mt Smart. The Stallions come off a very heavy loss to the Rangers in Round 7, while The Falcons showed a bit of spark up against Counties Manakau Jets, only losing narrowly in the end. Away from home for both these sides, it'll be tough for both of them.
WAICOA BAY STALLIONS vs CENTRAL FALCONS
Mt Smart No. 2, Auckland, New Zealand Saturday 9th June 2007 - 12.00pm Noon Kick Off DELAYED COVERAGE ON MAORI TV SUNDAY 10th JUNE 2:00PM
WAICOA BAY STALLIONS
Shaan Anderson Matthew Healey Vai Talatala Matthew Healey Emmanuel Toka Vinnie Morunga Timmy Graham Thomas Ufi Tamehana Te Koi Brendan Anderson Steve Rapira Tama Allan Peter Prime (c) Issac John Troy Kapea Shea Brodrick Anaru Grant Coach: Shane Salt CENTRAL FALCONS Logan Whatiri Tyson Rewiti Willie Cribb Korie Paio Huk Cribb Whitiaua Black Haisley Robson Shane Lahina Manaia Osbourne Tera Cooper Quentin Ruruku Jackson Samoa Johnny Baker Tama Cahill Rewiti Davis Tavita Veikoso Te Kawa Herangi Coach: David Lomax
The second game of the double header at Mt Smart on Saturday sees both the Waitakere Rangers and Auckland Lions head to Mt Smart on Saturday afternoon.
After a week's rest for the two sides following their decisive victories in Round 7, they'll be champing at the bit to get out on the field once more.
The Rangers are sitting fourth on the table at present with 3 losses while the Lions still remain undefeated at this stage in te competition.
This game will be live on the Maori TV channel at 2.10 on Saturday.
WAITAKERE RANGERS vs AUCKLAND LIONS
Mt Smart No. 2, Auckland, New Zealand Saturday 9th June 2007 - 2.10pm Kick Off LIVE & FREE TO AIR COVERAGE ON MAORI TV
WAITAKERE RANGERS Cliff Beverley Mataika Vatuvei Jody Henry Roman Hifo Fred Prescott Gavin Bailey (c) Jesse Iaopo Karl Edmondson Dean Shepherd Hamish Barclay Henry Turua (c) Antonio Tusani Jaye Pukepuke Pita Godinet Mark Toe