An opportunity for the QBE North Harbour Hibiscus to prove themselves in the 2020 Farah Palmer Cup competition as they head up state highway one to Whangarei.
Awaiting the Hibiscus is Northland for a clash on Saturday 3 October at Semenoff Stadium at 2.05pm. Northland are a side which has one victory to its credit a number of close matches.
North Harbour have had some big losses and a match they arguably should have won against Taranaki.
The team to face Northland has a few positional changes with Dutch international Lynn Koelman moving from the reserves to the starting lineup along with Toakase Filimoehala also coming into the front from the reserves last week.
NORTH HARBOUR HIBISCUS TEAM:
8 JayJay Taylor, 2 Lynn Koelman, 3 Toakase Filimoehala, 4 Huni Manutalaaho, 5 Sophie Fisher, 6 Tenaija Fletcher, 7 Kate Williams, 8 Clementine Varea, 9 Hailey Beale, 10 Hayley Hutana, 11 Latisha Trigwell-Achmad, , 12 Phoenix Littin, 13 Lose Mafi, 14 Zakiya Kereopa, 15 Mollie Tagaloa. Reserves: 16 Danjela Haigh, 17 Finesa Makasini, 18 Anita Berry, 19 Tearren Nanjan, 20 Brooke Ellison, 21 Tamea Te Rauna, 22 Danielle Mellow.