Sam Tufuga named again in NZ Baabaa’s
The New Zealand Barbarians’ Schools team to take on Fiji Schools in their match at Porirua Park in Porirua on Saturday has been named.
The New Zealand Barbarians Schools team is:
1 Mason Kean Hastings Boys’ High School
2 Tom Hardy King’s College
3 Sione Asi Otago Boys’ High School
4 Isaia Walker-Leawere Gisborne Boys’ High School
5 Paripari Parkinson St Kentigern College
6 Fin Hoeata Dilworth School
7 Jahrome Brown Hamilton Boys’ High School
8 Marino Mikaele-Tu’u Hastings Boys’ High School
9 Liam Howley Southland Boys’ High School
10 D’Angelo Leuila Papatoetoe High School
11 Jarrod Adams St Patrick’s College Silverstream
12 Alex Nankivell Christchuch Boys’ High School
13 Tui Samuelu Christchurch Boys’ High School
14 Losi Filipo St Patrick’s College Silverstream
15 Shelford Murray King’s College
16 Samisoni Taukei’aho St Paul’s Collegiate
17 Antonio Ripata Auckland Grammar School
18 Sam Tufuga Rathkeale College
19 Matt Heffernan Otago Boys’ High School
20 Brendan Bond Westlake Boys’ High School
21 Lisati Milo-Harris St Peter’s College
22 Luther Hirini Feilding High School
23 Daniel Lee Rosmini College
Changes to the team since their game on Tuesday haveJarrod Adams returning from injury to start on the wing and Shelford Murray moving to fullback.
Feilding High School’s Luther Hirini will be on the reserves bench for New Zealand Schools Barbarians, after Caleb Makene joined the New Zealand Schools team.
New Zealand Barbarians Coach Darren Larsen said the team was particularly strong at both halfback and openside flanker and a couple of tough calls have been made around those positions.
The team was selected based on their performance against Australia when they won 39-21.
“We were thrilled with our win against Australia and the team came together really well. Since Tuesday we’ve been focussing on fine tuning rather than changing or adding too much. We’re confident we’re well prepared to face Fiji, and no doubt they will provide us with a tough challenge on game day.
New Zealand Schools will play Australia Schools following this match.
New Zealand Schools Barbarians v Fiji
Saturday, 4 October at 1.10pm
Porirua Park, Porirua
New Zealand Schools v Australia
Saturday, 4 October at 2.50pm
Porirua Park, Porirua
All matches are broadcast live on SKY Sport’s The Rugby Channel. For full details go to http://www.skysport.co.nz/