25 February 2009
resumes tomorrow after a break last week because of the two representative
fixtures against Manawatu.
will be without junior rep players as it is their turn this week with the
Western Quadrangular being held.
will be awarded three points in addition to their score on the day.
match will be between fourth placed Hooker Pacific Pukekura and competition
leaders Central Finance Rotokare at Pukekura. In the first round
Rotokare squeaked home 9-7 in a match which six third set tiebreakers.
Rotokare will be without No 3 Beccie Atkins while Pukekura will be missing
No 4 Callum Old, both players are in rep teams. Pukekura may be
without their top woman, Linda Reid who injured an ankle in the rep match
last Saturday. The top match is likely to be Rotokare's Ben Pollard
against Dennis Reid with Pollard favoured. The No 2 match is likely
to feature Rotokare's Chris Popata or Greg Hareb against Meto Snegirev with
that match going to Rotokare. In the women's singles, if Reid doesn't
play No 1 will be Donna Thorne who will play Rotokare's Catherine Stevenson,
with Stevenson favoured. The No 2 match will be either Thorne or Kirsten
Adam against Kelly Toa with Toa too good.
Hareb Deken Oakura will play fifth placed AWE Huatoki and is expected to win
comfortably. Oakura will be without their No 4 man Tei Walden while
Huatoki's No 1 man Amrit Rai and No 4 Alice Caskey who are all rep players.
Oakura's No 1 Graeme Mitchell is expected to win comfortably against Jeremy
Wichman or David Innes while in the No 2 match, Oakura's John Hardie Boys
will be too strong either Innes, Stuart Nairn or Jaden Hareb. In the
women's singles, Oakura's Sue Oldfield will play Chris Wilson and be too
good while in the No 2 match , Becky Bruckner is favoured over Megan
McDonald Real Estate Matapu are at home to seventh placed Hawera. In the
first round Matapu won 10-6. Matapu may be without their No 1 David
White who attends university. If he is unavailable, Jason Hurley is
likely to step up and play Neil McCann with McCann expected to win easily.
The No 2 match is likely to be between Matapu's Kyle Crowley and Hawera's
Conrad Heron with Heron expected to win.
Krystal Oakes will lead the women and play Sheri De'ath, De'ath won in the
third set tiebreaker in the first round. No 2 Helen Kelly likely to play
Mary Ellen Annabell or Erin Annabell.
Lockwood Design & Build Okaiawa are at home to third placed Sandfords Manaia
and can only improve on their 16-0 drubbing in the first round. Manaia are
expected to be missing several men however, which will help Okaiawa. No 1
Andrew Powell may play Jason Mills or Michael Gates and No 2 Vincent Baylis
may play Gates or Alaister Murdoch. In the women's matches, Manaia's Nicole
Koch and Ginny Death are likely to prevail over Joanne Gyde and Beth McLeod.