18 Oct 2019 - Canterbury team named for Mitre 10 Cup Semi Final in Wellington

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The Canterbury Mitre 10 Cup side will travel to Wellington this afternoon, ahead of their Semi Final in the Capital tomorrow night. 

Head Coach Joe Maddock has named his side for the knock-out fixture, which includes injury-enforced changes from the team that took the field against North Harbour on Sunday. 

Both Brodie McAlister and Seb Siataga have been ruled out of the Semi Final through injury, which means Shilo Klein will start at hooker and Nic Souchon, who has two caps for Canterbury, has been named on the bench. 

There are two further changes in the backline, with Ngane Punivai (knee) and Tim Bateman (hamstring) both unavailable this week, replaced by Sam Gilbert on the left wing and Inga Finau in the midfield.

Lincoln University's Harrison Courtney is set to debut in the red and black tomorrow night; the loosehead prop replaces Harry Allan on the bench, while Luke Romano will bring up his 50th appearance for Canterbury when he takes the field in Wellington.

Kick off in the match is 7:05pm, Saturday 19 October, at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, and the game will also be televised live on Sky Sport. 

Tasman and Auckland will contest the second Semi-Final beforehand, at Lansdowne Park in Blenheim. 


Canterbury team to play Wellington:


1.   Daniel Lienert-Brown

2.   Shilo Klein  

3.   Owen Franks

4.   Luke Romano

5.   Mitchell Dunshea 

6.   Reed Prinsep

7.   Billy Harmon

8.   Luke Whitelock (C)

9.   Mitchell Drummond

10. Brett Cameron

11. Sam Gilbert

12. Inga Finau

13. Braydon Ennor

14. Dallas McLeod

15. Josh McKay 



16. Nic Souchon 

17. Harrison Courtney*

18. Siate Tokolahi

19. Whetukamokamo Douglas

20. Tom Christie

21. Ereatara Enari

22. Fergus Burke

23. Rameka Poihipi


*denotes Mitre 10 Cup debut for Canterbury

Article added: Friday 18 October 2019


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