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Canterbury Farah Palmer Cup team named to play Bay of Plenty for JJ Stewart trophy

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The Canterbury Farah Palmer Cup side will kick off the double header here in Christchurch on Sunday afternoon, when they host Bay of Plenty in the final round of the regular season.

Head Coach Kieran Kite has made three changes in the forwards for this match, which sees the JJ Stewart trophy put on the line for the last time this season. Catriona Greenslade joins Captain Steph Te Ohaere-Fox and Amy Rule in the front row, while Lucy Jenkins is the starting openside this week. Georgia Ponsonby is also set to start at Number 8, while Irene McArthur comes into the mix from the wider training squad to cover in the loose forwards, with Angie Sisifa ruled out through injury.

The only change in the backline sees Melanie Puckett line up on the right wing in place of Martha Lolohea this week. Puckett was named Most Promising Women’s Player of the Year at the annual CRFU awards on Wednesday night, alongside 2019 newcomer Amy Rule.

It is also a welcome return this week for hooker Rebecca Todd, who returns to play following a concussion.

Kick off in Canterbury's Farah Palmer Cup match against Bay of Plenty is 2:05pm, Sunday 13 October, at Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch. The match will also be televised live on Sky Sport.

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