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NZ Heartland XV team to play NZ Defence team named

New Zealand Heartland XV team to play New Zealand Defence team named New Zealand Heartland XV Head Coach Kurt McQuilkin (King Country) and assistant coach Gerard Scott (South Canterbury) have named the team to play New Zealand Defence in Methven tomorrow.

The team is:nzheartland

1 Ralph Darling
2 Nathan Tubb
3 Matt Fetu
4 Lachie McFadzean
5 Nick Cranston
6 Riki Waitoa
7 Peter Rowe, captain
8 Jon Dampney
9 William McKenzie
10 Tim Priest
11 Whaimotu Craft-Chemis
12 Fa’aitu Tuamoheloa
13 Tau Moeke
14 Dwayne Burrows
15 Michael Tambour
North Otago
South Canterbury
South Canterbury
Wairarapa Bush
Wanganui
East Coast
Wanganui
Mid Canterbury
Mid Canterbury
West Coast
East Coast
South Canterbury
East Coast
Mid Canterbury
Horowhenua-Kapiti
Reserves
16 Troy Tauwhare

17 Shaun McDonough
18 Lasa Ulukuta
19 Alan Monk
20 Andrew Stephens
21 Glen Walters
22 Lemi Masoe

West Coast

Wanganui
Wanganui
West Coast
Buller
Wairarapa Bush
North Otago

McQuilkin said that the squad’s preparation for their two-match programme had gone well since the squad assembled on Friday.

“The boys are fired up and ready to get stuck in. It’s been a pretty intense Heartland Championship this year, so this opportunity to play for the Heartland XV is a great way for the boys to step up and represent their unions in this national team.”

Kick-off for tomorrow afternoon’s match is at 2:30pm.

New Zealand Heartland XV 2013 programme

Tuesday 5 November NZ Heartland XV v NZ Defence Force, Methven, kick-off 2.30pm

Saturday 9 November NZ Heartland XV v NZ Marist, Timaru, kick-off 2.30pm