This Thursday (12 July, 6pm kick-off) the NZ Resident 16s go head-to-head with the Toa Resident 16s at Puketawhero Park, Rotorua.

Eight players from the Counties Manukau 16s team that took out the National Talent Development Final in March and seven players from the runners-up Northern side will be putting their best foot forward in the black and white jersey.

The side will look to bag their second win in as many years after the cliffhanger against the New Zealand Maori 17s which they narrowly won 32-28.

Catch the livestream for this game on the NZRL Facebook page. 

Note: There will be no gate charge for any spectators who wish to attend.

New Zealand Resident 16s v Toa Resident 16s 

Thursday, 12 July – 6pm

Puketawhero Park, Rotorua 

2018 New Zealand Resident 16s listed by Zone/District:

Akarana: Asolelei Fretton, Lani Graham-Taufa, Lleyton Finau, Naufahu Whyte, Samuel McIntyre, T.J. Devery, Moala Graham-Taufa; Counties Manukau: Quinnlan Tupou, Sione Moala, Mase Carson, Jarney Proctor-Harwood, Jeremiah Margraff, Otukinekina Kepu, Taniela Otukolo, Valingi Kepu; Bay of Plenty (Upper Central Zone): Dayna Bidois, Legacy Katene; Wellington: Blaine Betham-Taape.

Head Coach: Bejay Hewitt

Assistant Coach: Chris Langley

Assistant Coach: Eugene Davis

Manager: Wayne Boyes

Trainer: Sean Witanga