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Canterbury Farah Palmer Cup team named to host Manawatu

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The Canterbury Farah Palmer Cup side return refreshed from the bye to host Manawatu at Rugby Park on Saturday. Head Coach Kieran Kite has made a number of changes to the side that defeated Auckland 45-12 at Eden Park on September 8.

At lock, Estelle Uren joins Chelsea Bremner in the starting side this week and Cindy Nelles provides cover in the reserves. Greer O'Rourke and Angie Sisifa also move to the bench for this game, with Lucy Jenkins and Georgia Ponsonby named as the starting 7 and 8 combination.

In the backs, Canterbury welcome the return of Black Fern Kendra Cocksedge at halfback, who was rested against Auckland two weekends ago. The final change to the side sees Sam Curtis line up on the left wing.

"It was good to have a week to refresh following a physical encounter at Eden Park, and the girls have certainly returned ready to get into their work this week," Kite said.

"We're looking forward to playing at home, and will be looking to continue our momentum from the opening games of the season. Putting the JJ Stewart Trophy on the line always adds a little bit of extra edge to the week, so neither side will be short of motivation for this game and we hope there are plenty of red and black supporters in the Rugby Park stands come Saturday."

Kick off in the match is 1pm, Saturday 21 September, at Rugby Park in Christchurch. Entry is free, via the Malvern Street entrance to Rugby Park.

Canterbury team to play Manawatu:

1. Pip Love

2. Stephanie Te Ohaere-Fox (C)

3. Amy Rule

4. Chelsea Bremner

5. Estelle Uren

6. Alana Bremner

7. Lucy Jenkins

8. Georgia Ponsonby

9. Kendra Cocksedge

10. Cassie Siataga

11. Sam Curtis

12. Lucy Anderson

13. Grace Brooker

14. Becky Davidson

15. Olivia McGoverne


16. Catriona Greenslade

17. Nina Poletti

18. Greer O'Rourke

19. Cindy Nelles

20. Angie Sisifa

21. Melanie Puckett

22. Martha Lolohea

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