Kaupapa: Rugby

Bay of Plenty Women's Rugby comp set to kick off

Mere McLean
  • Waikato/Te Waiariki

Ka timata te rauna tuatahi mo te whakataetae whutupōro wāhine i Te Moana a Toi hei tēnei Rātapu.  I tū tētahi tōnamana hei whakarite i ngā kapa ki te papa whutupōro o Rotoiti.  

Kei te hiahia te rōpū wāhine whutuporo o Te Moana Toi kia whakawhanake i tēnei hākinakina ki waenga i ngā wahine. 

“Unfortunately we have lost one team but we also got an increase in a team from last year, so Rangiuru is new to the competition, Ngongotaha are out, so we are luck that we still have an eight team competition,” hei tā Hayley Kerrison no Bay of Plenty Rugby.

Ko Waikite ngā whakaihu waka o te whakataetae. Ko te tūmanako ka riro anō i a rātou te taitara i tēnei tau.

E ai ki te kaiuringi a Waikite a Raiha Stevens, “Last year's performance has put us on the edge of our seats this year being undefended it's not an easy task where we sit at the moment.  So we are very well aware of where we are at and where we are sitting.”

I roto i ngā wiki e whitu e haere ake nei, ka tuki rae ki te rae ngā kapa e waru.

“To have competition back in the Bay again after having a bit of a lull there for a while with the history of Bay Women's back in the days it will be good to see Bay Women's get back up there with the likes of Auckland and Wellington,” hei tā Stevens.

I te whiringa whāiti o tēnei whakataetae na Waikite te ihu o Rangiuru i pari, ngā toa o tēnei tonamana.