Ten Hautapu Sports players named in Waikato’s NPC squad

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Ten players from Hautapu Sports Club have been selected in the 38-player Waikato squad for this year’s National Provincial Championship.

The group of Hautapu players have more than 300 NPC appearances between them and two Hautapu players will co-captain this season’s Waikato squad.

The Hautapu players named in the NPC squad are Hamilton Burr, Mosese Dawai, Luke Jacobson, Mitch Jacobson (co-captain, Ayden Johnstone (co-captain) Laghlan McWhannell,  Liam Messam, Ollie Norris, Simon Parker and James Thompson.

This season’s squad includes two current All Blacks, 24 Super Rugby players and two current Samoan internationals.

Hautapu’s Liam Messam is expected to earn his 100th cap for Waikato when he takes the field for the first match, against Hawke’s Bay Magpies at FMG Stadium on Saturday August 6 (4.35pm).

The NPC match will be the third game of a triple header at the stadium, following a pre-season hit out between Thames Valley Swampfoxes and New Zealand Harlequins (11.35am), followed by Waitomo Group: Waikato FPC hosting Bay of Plenty Volcanix in week 4 of the Farah Palmer Cup (2.05pm).

Main photo: Last year’s NPC  champions … 

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Hamilton Burr (29) Hautapu Sports

Rob Cobb (21) Hamilton Old Boys

Tepaea Cook-Savage (7) Fraser Tech

Liam Coombes-Fabling (22) Fraser Tech

Sam Cooper (10) Hamilton Old Boys

Mosese Dawai (15) Hautapu Sports

Rhys Dickinson (5) Fraser Tech

George Dyer (12) Fraser Tech

Samipeni Finau (22) Hamilton Old Boys

Luke Jacobson (22) Hautapu Sports

Mitch Jacobson (62) Hautapu Sports – Co-Captain

Ayden Johnstone (33) Hautapu Sports – Co-Captain

Sefo Kautai (46) Hamilton Marist

Taha Kemara (*) Te Awamutu Sports

Jack Lam (42) Hamilton Marist

Alapati Leuia (*)

D’Angelo Leuila (11) Fraser Tech

Anton Lienert-Brown (21) University

Tom Martin (4)

Rhys Marshall (4)

Damian McKenzie (26) University

Laghlan McWhannell (22) Hautapu Sports

Steven Misa (28) Hamilton Marist

Liam Messam (99) Hautapu Sports

Ollie Norris (31) Hautapu Sports

Simon Parker (11) Hautapu Sports

Cortez Ratima (21) Otorohanga

Te Rama Reuben (1) University

Xavier Roe (17) Hamilton Old Boys

Daniel Sinkinson (1) Melville

Bailyn Sullivan (45) Hamilton Marist

Samisoni Taukei’aho (44) Fraser Tech

James Thompson (20) Hautapu Sports

Ryan Tongia (5)

James Tucker (53) Hamilton Marist

Solomone Tukuafu (*) Hamilton Old Boys

Quinn Tupaea (32) Hamilton Old Boys

Gideon Wrampling (18) Te Awamutu Sports

() = caps for Waikato

* = uncapped for Waikato

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