Volcanix named to play Counties Manukau

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New Zealand women sevens team captain Sarah Goss will make her debut for Volcanix on Sunday. PHOTO/FILE
New Zealand women sevens team captain Sarah Goss will make her debut for Volcanix on Sunday. PHOTO/FILE

This weekend's Farah Palmer Cup match will see the Volcanix take on Counties Manukau Heat as the curtain raiser for the Mitre 10 Cup Steamers verse Otago match at the Tauranga Domain kicking off at 12.05pm tomorrow.

New Zealand Women's Sevens captain Sarah Goss would make her debut off the bench for the Bay of Plenty Volcanix following her return from Rio de Janeiro. Nicole Cawthorn would shift to the left wing, moving Sapphire Tapsell to the right wing. Jimi-Leigh McLean would move into the half back position, and Parekura Whareaorere rounding off the back line, starting at second five.

The Volcanix forward pack was largely unchanged, with the exception of Ereti Williams returning to start at hooker and Lily Florence returning to the bench.

"We are looking forward to this weekend's match. The girls are continuing to grow together as a squad, creating some solid combinations throughout," head coach Brendon Webby said.

"We hope to test these combinations and put together a top class performance against a consistent Counties Manukau side."

Volcanix side to be captained by lock Kaci James.

1. Luka Connor
2. Ereti Williams
3. Stephani Mitchell
4. Kaci James ( C )
5. Kate Henwood
6. Christie Yule
7. Kendra Reynolds
8. Jessica Foster
9. Jimi-Leigh McLean
10. Lavinia Gould (VC)
11. Nicole Cawthorn
12. Parekura Whareaorere
13. Michaela Blyde
14. Sapphire Tapsell
15. Autumn Stephens

16. Lily Florence
17. Julie Howard
18. Jenay Tamati
19. Sarah Goss*
20. Ryleigh Hayes
21. Shaye Whareaorere
22. Abbie Johnston

*Denotes Volcanix debut

- Bay of Plenty Times

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