It will be a double header of Wanganui vs Taranaki rugby with shields on the line at the TSB Hub in Hawera on Saturday, as a Steelform Wanganui emphasising their younger players will get their preseason underway with a big hit-out against Taranaki Development XV.

Meanwhile, just across the way on the Hicks Park rugby fields, an experienced Whanganui Maori outfit with some Heartland rugby veterans will be trying to pry the Tuera Shield off Taranaki Maori.

Wanganui coach Jason Caskey has spared the likes of incumbent captain Roman Tutauha, prop Gabriel Hakaria and lock Sam Madams to join the

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