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MEADS CUP Team Announcement


The Heartland Championship comes down to the crunch on Sunday with finals for the Meads and Lochore Cups and the Bill Osborne Taonga to be unveiled following the fifth-place final in Gisborne.

When the Heartland Championship was last contested in 2019 (the 2020 season was cancelled due to Covid-19), North Otago claimed the Meads Cup and South Canterbury scooped the Lochore Cup.

The tables have been reversed in 2021 with South Canterbury hosting Thames Valley in the Meads Cup final while North Otago will face Whanganui for the Lochore Cup.

The Fifth Place final between Poverty Bay and Mid-Canterbury in Gisborne takes on extra significance with the Bill Osborne Taonga set to be unveiled before kick-off. The winner of the game will become the first holder of the Taonga.

📅 South Canterbury 🆚 Thames Valley
📅 Sunday 14th November
⏰ Kick off 3.35pm
📍 Alpine Energy Stadium, Timaru
📺 Sky Sport 1🏆

1: Trinity McQueen, 2: Sam Van Der Valk, 3: Te Huia Kutia, 4: Cameron Dromgool, 5: Connor McVerry, 6: Ben Stephens, 7: Fred Kei Fotofili, 8: Matty Axtens, 9: Ben Bonnar, 10: Todd Doolan, 11: Harry Lafituanai, 12: Sione Vakapuna Etoni, 13: Sam McCahon, 14: Joe Cooke, 15: Telly Hemopo,
Reserves: Cody Muir, Josh Kaho, Matt McCahon, Jack Kingsford, Leroy Neels, Will Newbold, Tevita Halafihi

1: Vaka Taelega, 2: Junior Faavae, 3: Tokomaata Fakatava, 4: Solomone Lavaka, 5: Anthony Amato, 6: Cam Russell, 7: Nick Stachan, 8: Siu Kakala, 9: William Wright, 10: Sam Briggs, 11: Kalavini Leatigaga, 12: Paula Fifita 13: Zachary Mckay, 14: Sireli Buliruarua, 15: Luke Glen
Reserves: Conor Anderson, Mathew Fetu, Henry Bryce, Loni Toumohuni, John Borland, Theo Davidson, Zac Saunders