PREVIEW: Black Ferns v Wallaroos (Perth)


PREVIEW: Black Ferns v Wallaroos (Perth)

PREVIEW: Black Ferns v Wallaroos (Perth)

Match details: Wallaroos v Black Ferns, 7pm Saturday 10 August, Optus Stadium, Perth. 
SQUAD NEWS
Black Ferns Head coach Glenn Moore has only made one change to his starting side that defeated England at the Super Series in San Diego last month. Selica Winiata will start at fullback ahead of Kelly Brazier who is unavailable due to Sevens commitments. Renee Wickliffe will play her 40th Test against Australia. She brought up 100 Test points in the Super Series, having scored a hattrick in the match against England. Two players are also set to make their Black Ferns debuts off the bench. North Harbour prop Olivia Ward-Duin has been named in the 23. She gets her chance after missing selection during the tour to America, while Otago winger Kilisitina Moata’ane is also set to don the black jersey for the first time. 
WALLAROOS RATE THEIR CHANCES
The Wallaroos have lost 17-straight Tests to the Black Ferns, but they believe they have the team to break the drought in 2019. Australian captain Grace Hamilton was quoted this week saying her side have never been better prepared to get their first win over New Zealand. She believes that with a busier Test schedule, they are in the perfect position to cause an upset in Perth on Saturday. Hamilton said they have spent a lot more time together as a group and they are constantly building and improving. The Wallaroos recently completed a two-Test series sweep over Japan. 

COACH’S WORD
Glenn Moore compared the Laurie O’Reilly Memorial Trophy to the Bledisloe Cup. He said the Black Ferns don’t see themselves as defending it, but instead they need to win it again. Moore knows there will be a lot of anticipation around the double header with the All Blacks and he said it will be special to play in Perth’s new stadium. On the two debutants, Olivia Ward-Duin and Kilisitina Moata’ane, Moore said it’s been an exciting week for the pair. Moata’ane has missed out on making her Test debut several times due to injury but Moore has seen the hard word she’s put in to get back to where she is now. Ward-Duin had a standout season for the North Harbour Hibiscus last year in the Farah Palmer Cup and Moore said she gained a lot from being in the Black Ferns environment in San Diego. Moore believes that with more experience she will become a world class player. 

HEAD-TO-HEAD
The Wallaroos have named Kiwi-born prop Liz Patu to start at loosehead. Earlier this year, Patu served a six-week ban for biting an opponent in a Super W clash. Expect to see a great battle up front with experienced Black Ferns tighthead Aleisha-Pearl Nelson. 
TEAMS:
Wallaroos: 1 Liz Patu, 2 Averyl Mitchell, 3 Evelyn Horomia, 4 Michaela Leonard, 5 Alisha Hewett, 6 Millie Boyle (vice-Captain), 7 Emily Chancellor, 8 Grace Hamilton (Captain), 9 Georgia Cormick, 10 Trilleen Pomare, 11 Lori Cramer, 12 Ariana Hira Herangi, 13 Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea, 14 Samantha Treherne, 15 Mahalia Murphy. 
RESERVES: 16 Ash Marsters, 17 Emily Robinson, 18 Christina Sekona, 19 Rebecca Clough, 20 Shannon Mato, 21 Iliseva Batibasaga, 22 Arabella McKenzie, 23 Mhicca Carter.
Black Ferns: (Test caps in brackets) 1 Toka Natua (20), 2 Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate (28), 3 Aleisha-Pearl Nelson (33), 4 Eloise Blackwell (41), 5 Charmaine Smith (25), 6 Pia Tapsell (4), 7 Les Elder (Captain, 16), 8 Charmaine McMenamin (22), 9 Kendra Cocksedge (vice-Captain, 51), 10 Ruahei Demant (9), 11 Ayesha Leti-I’iga (7), 12 Chelsea Alley (22), 13 Carla Hohepa (22), 14 Renee Wickliffe (39), 15 Selica Winiata (vice-Captain, 38). RESERVES: 16 Forne Burkin (1), 17 Leilani Perese (9), 18 Olivia Ward-Duin*, 19 Joanah Ngan-Woo (2), 20 Kennedy Simon (2), 21 Arihiana Marino-Tauhinu (4), 22 Krysten Cottrell (6), 23 Kilisitina Moata’ane*
* Test debut

allblacks.com/news

Popular Listings

  • Takapuna Warehouse/Workshop – 535m²
    Superbly positioned on Barrys Point Road, only 3 minutes north of the Harbour Bridge, this 535m² warehouse/workshop is available now on new lease. The premises offer a split level combination of warehouse space and lower stud workshop or light manufacturing areas with access via two full height roller doors, good size mezzanine storage area plus separate office and amenities. Large rear yard with parking for 7+ cars. Key features: - Dual roller door access - Ample yard space - High and low stud storage - Easily Accessible - Available now Call now to arrange an inspection of this exceptional opportunity.
  • High Profile Takapuna Showroom – 913m²
    Situated in the heart of sought after Barrys Point Road in Takapuna, these very smart road front showroom premises are available now on a new lease for the first time in 10 years! Offering wide street frontage with excellent exposure and large front yard for display purposes or customer parking, this building has been extensively renovated. Internal layout provides for a spacious open plan high stud showroom, open mezzanine suited for display or storage, amenities and kitchenette plus lower level warehouse storage or internal covered parking. Comprising retail showroom/amenities of approx 521m², mezzanine display/storage 177m² and lower level warehouse/garage of 215m² the premises include 6 car parks on the front yard plus 2 at the rear. Only 3 minutes north of the Harbour Bridge, Barrys Point Road is home to many outdoor sports, trade retail, automotive, furniture and service retail type uses. Call now to arrange an inspection of this exceptional opportunity.
  • Takapuna Warehouse/Workshop – 544m²
    Superbly positioned on Barrys Point Road, only 3 minutes north of the Harbour Bridge, this 544m² warehouse/workshop is available now on new lease. The premises offer a split level combination of warehouse space and lower stud workshop or light manufacturing areas with access via two full height roller doors, good size mezzanine storage area plus separate office and amenities. Large rear yard with parking for 7+ cars. Key features: - Dual roller door access - Ample yard space - High and low stud storage - Easily Accessible - Available now Call now to arrange an inspection of this exceptional opportunity.
  • Multi-tenanted Investment – Attractive Yield.
    This freehold Milford property is an absolute winner given its location, multiple tenancies and future re-development potential. Milford is in demand from tenants and investors alike. Situated next door to New World Supermarket this regular-shaped freehold site of 758m² (more or less) is zoned Business Town Centre allowing development up to 18 metres in height. Offering investors a potential rental of approximately $299,000pa + OPEX and GST there are 11 tenancies including retail, hospitality and offices. The seismic rating is 100% NBS on the retail portion and 95% NBS on the office. Multi tenanted and offering split risk, properties like this are keenly sought after, call today for more information. For sale by negotiation.
  • The Top Spot on Victoria Road
    Available for lease is a stunning retail shop consisting of approximately 83m² plus shared bathroom facilities with the tenancy directly behind. Positioned with fantastic exposure, located in the heart of Devonport's bustling town centre this space is ideal for a variety of uses. Take advantage of the high foot traffic and growing popularity of Devonport as a seaside destination for locals and visitors alike. This is a superb opportunity to get a prime position for the up and coming Americas Cup. Floor area: 83m² (approx.) plus a share in bathroom facilities. Features: - Wide street frontage - Light and bright retail tenancy - Close proximity to Devonport wharf - Generous street parking - Great foot traffic - Available now For more information and an appointment to view this well appointed space, please contact the SOLE AGENTS at NAI Harcourts today.
  • Takapuna Retail Showroom and Warehouse – Barrys Point Rd
    Situated in the heart of sought after Barrys Point Road in Takapuna, these large retail showroom, warehouse and office premises totalling approx. 1,462m² are available on a new lease from September 2020. Offering wide street frontage with excellent exposure and large front yard for display purposes or customer parking this building has been occupied for the last 10+ years as a successful Motorcycle Dealership providing sales, accessories and service facilities. Comprising retail showroom of approx 524m², mezzanine office 186m² and warehousing and storage of 752m² the premises include 6 car parks on the front yard, further 9 at the rear and option for additional basement car parks. Only 3 minutes north of the Harbour Bridge, Barrys Point Road is home to many outdoor sports, trade retail, automotive, furniture and service retail type uses. Call now to arrange an inspection of this exceptional opportunity.
Categories