2015 ITM Cup Squad

2015 ITM Cup Squad

QBE North Harbour Rugby has announced their ITM Cup squad this morning. The squad of 27 features 25 players who play their club rugby in the region with the exceptions being Rene Ranger and Daniel Halangahu who have both recently returned from France.

“Our coaching group have been keeping a close eye on our Premier Club competition all year. We have been really impressed with a number of players, a few who have held their hands up high all season.” Comments Head Coach - Steve Jackson. “With QBE Harbour also having 14 players exposed to Super Rugby this season, it means we have the core of a very strong squad”.

The side also features the return to the NZ rugby scene of Rene Ranger, who comes back from France after two years playing at Montpellier. Ranger, who has recently had surgery, will likely feature from half way through the ITM Cup campaign. “As with any recovery, we will monitor Rene’s progress on a week-by-week basis. To be honest our biggest issue with him will be to keep him from playing before he is ready as he is really keen to get into it.’ says Jackson.

QBE Harbour will play two pre-season games over the next 3 weeks – against Waikato on 31st July in Hamilton and Auckland at Onewa Domain on 6 August - as they fine tune their systems and structures before they take on Bay of Plenty in the first round.

The squad is named as follows: (Harbour Caps)

 

POSITION

NAME

 

CLUB

HOOKERS

JAMES

PARSONS (69)

TAKAPUNA

RAY

NIUIA (15)

MASSEY

PROPS

SIONE

MAFILEO (3)

NORTH SHORE

NIC

MAYHEW (10)

NORTHCOTE

ADRIAN

SMITH (5)

MASSEY

ALEX

WOONTON (25)

NORTH SHORE

JODY

ALLEN

ECB

LOCKS

HAYDEN

TRIGGS (10)

NORTH SHORE

GERARD

TUIOTI-MARINER (5)

MASSEY

BRANDON

NANSEN (14)

NORTH SHORE

LOOSE FORWARDS

JOSH

BLUCHER (6)

NORTH SHORE

JAMES

DOYLE

NORTHCOTE

HAPAKUKI

MOALA-LIAVAA

MASSEY

JORDAN

MANIHERA (16)

TAKAPUNA

CHRIS

VUI

MASSEY

HALFBACKS

BRYN

HALL (28)

NORTHCOTE

DAVID

BASON (7)

WESTERN

FIRST FIVES

MATT

MCGAHAN (10)

WESTERN

DANIEL

HALANGAHU (9)

 

MID FIELD

PITA

AHKI (32)

MASSEY

MICHAEL

LITTLE (3)

GLENFIELD

RENE

RANGER

 

MATT

VAEGA (6)

MASSEY

  NIKO RATUMAITAVUKI (7) MASSEY

OUTSIDE BACKS

TEVITA

LI (14)

MASSEY

JOSH

ROWLAND

GLENFIELD

JUNIOR

TOFA VAA

TAKAPUNA

NAFI

TUITAVAKE (66)

MASSEY