PREVIEW: The rugby season gets underway with four matches on the road

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All four Hautapu Sports senior rugby teams start their 2024 Waikato Rugby campaigns on the road this weekend.

The Premier A and B teams head to Fred Jones Park to play Hamilton Old Boys, while the Colts travel to Matamata for their opening encounter.

The club’s history-making women’s team made their debut in the Waikato Women’s Championship, playing United Matamata Sports at Bedford Park.

Here’s Saturday’s schedule:

Fixtures and squads

Games to be played on Saturday April 6, 2024

Hamilton Old Boys v Hautapu Sports
Fred Jones Park, Hamilton

Kick-off: 2.45pm

Ben Woolerton [Referee], Andrew Bowe [AR1], Kevin Morgan [AR2]

1 Stan Paese
2 Nicholas Jeffcoat
3 Tahere Reha
4 Joel Hazelton
5 Hammy Burr
6 Jonty Short (C)
7 David Morris
8 Elijah Corbett
9 Rui Farrant
10 Jason Thomasen
11 Jese Ravunacagi
12 Paula Wolfgram
13 Trent Campbell
14 Quentin Hill
15 Amos Faaloa


16 Archie Falconer
17 Raharuhi Palmer
18 Dylan Eti
19 Senita Lauaki
20 Quintony Ngatai (VC)
21 Jaedan Wilson
22 S Charles

Hamilton Old Boys v Hautapu Sports
Fred Jones Park, Hamilton

Kick-off: 1pm

Andrew Bowe [Referee], Aaron Beere [AR1], Andrew North [AR2]

1 Levi Hazelton
2 Kaleb Saxon
3 Kees Terata
4 David Finnegan
5 Ollie Shergold
6 Gideon Lasaqa
7 Henry Brown
8 Shi Jie Yong
9 Luke Kerr
10 Jaylen Kitcher
11 Reid Shackleton
12 Renata Palmer
13 Dean Christensen
14 Sam Bowen
15 Todd Silva


16 A.Tonks
17 D. Aho
18 R. Prescott
19 M. Bear
20 D. Pierart
21 H. Watanabe
22 M.Niko

Morrinsville Sports v Hautapu Sports
Campbell Park, Morrinsville

Kick-off: 1pm

Philip Black [Referee]

1 Tony Mokoi
2 Beau Wallis
3 Declan Haiosi
4 Rohan Melis
5 Jacob Carmichael
6 Kane Gibberd
7 Jack Mathis
8 Hame Ma’u Hinkes
9 Troy Molia
10 Hanson Tamala
11 Morgan Baker
12 Ihaka Harper-Dent
13 Marae Nepia
14 Lewis Imrie
15 Charlie Stewart


16 J. Tamala
17 A. Nabou
18 J. Tuck
19 M. Hills
20 F. Tozer
21 P. Schuh
22 T. Moeke

United Matamata Sports v Hautapu Sports
Bedford Park, Matamata

Kick-off: 1pm

Anthony Chisholm [Referee]

1 Amy Hunter
2 Nikki Harpur
3 Lisa Eparaima
4 Dellaney Anderson-Mahu
5 Campbell Smith
6 Hilary Quinn
7 Madi Hunt
8 Laura Gilchrist
9 Olivia Haycock
10 Hayley Church (C)
11 Bella Cranston
12 Te Haerenga Mulvey-Griggs
13 Riley O’Dwyer
14 Inge Wilbers
15 Emily Brunton


16 E. Taylor
17 K. Boyce
18 S. Pitkethley
19 S. Flintoff
20 N. Crossley
21 L. Duncum
22 С. МсCаbе
23 A  Gallaher

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