Steamers v Taranaki in Mitre 10 Cup season opener

Bay of Plenty Steamers team flying to Taranaki yesterday for their season opener today at 2pm. Photos: BOP Rugby.

A high level of online support is expected this afternoon as the Steamers play Taranaki in their opening game of the Mitre 10 Cup season.

Bay of Plenty are current holders of the Chiefs Country Cup and the Peter Burke Trophy, with both up for grabs at today’s game, which kicks off at 2.05pm at the TET Stadium & Events Centre in Inglewood.

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 Level 2 restrictions, no crowds will be permitted at the stadium, however the game will be available to watch live on Sky Sport 2 (channel 52).

The Steamers flew to Taranaki on Saturday, face masks in place, to be ready for the match today.

Bay of Plenty Steamers v Taranaki
1. Aidan Ross (C)
2. Nathan Vella
3. Jeff Thwaites
4. Kane Le'aupepe
5. Keepa Mewett
6. Aaron Carroll
7. Mitch Karpik
8. Sam Cane
9. Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi*
10. Dan Hollinshead
11. Fa'asiu Fuatai
12. Chase Tiatia
13. Mathew Skipwith-Garland
14. Joe Webber
15. Emoni Narawa

16. Kurt Eklund
17. Haereiti Hetet*
18. Tevita Mafileo
19. Zane Kapeli
20. Joe Tupe
21. Luke Campbell
22. Otere Black*
23. Regan Ware

*Steamers debut

Game Day Details:
Taranaki v Bay of Plenty
Sunday September 13, 2.05pm,
TET Stadium & Events Centre, Inglewood

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