Bay of Plenty Steamers v Canterbury today

There will be plenty of action and rugby at the Tauranga Domain from 11.45am, and the Steamers play Canterbury this afternoon. Photo: BOP Rugby

The public, fans and supporters are encouraged to come and cheer on the Bay of Plenty Steamers as they take on Canterbury this afternoon at the Tauranga Domain, with kick-off at 2.05pm.

Earlier in the day prior to the much anticipated Steams v Canterbury game, there will be plenty more rugby to watch with FMG Boys Rural XV playingThames Valley Rural XV at 11.45am, and Bay of Plenty Toa playing Counties Manukau U20 at noon.

The Steamers coaching team have named their side to play Canterbury in the Farmer Autovillage Festival of Rugby today thanks to match day sponsors Farmer Autovillage in association with Sign Biz and Three Dukes Homes.

Nathan Vella and Leory Carter are both set to play their blazer games (15th game) to earn themselves their Steamers blazer.

The curtain raiser game will be between the FMG Boys Rural XV and Thames Valley Rural XV teams kicking off at 11.45am on field 1. The FMG Boys Rural XV team is selected from rural Bay of Plenty Secondary School players and will be coached by Aaron Bidois, Steve Axtens and Steve McGregor.

Bay of Plenty Toa will be also playing at the Domain over on field 2 at 12.00pm in what will be their final game of the season against Counties Manukau U20, entry to field 2 is by game day ticket only.

Saturday's match day charity is Wish4Fish, who provide individuals with a physical or mental disability, an illness or financial hardship, access and opportunity to enjoy the freedom and pleasure of our ocean waters.

"We use fishing as the prime vehicle to achieve this goal, an approach unique to Wish4Fish. Please give generously to Wish4Fish with cash donations at the game," says a Bay of Plenty Rugby spokesperson.

Tickets range from $5 for children to $20 for adults and are available to purchase online by clicking here.

Bay of Plenty Steamers v Canterbury

  1.   •  Jordan Lay

  2.   •  Kurt Eklund

  3.   •  Jeff Thwaites

  4.   •  Stan van den Hoven

  5.   •  Kane Le'aupepe

  6.   •  Joe Johnston

  7.   •  Mitch Karpik

  8.   •  Sam Dickson

  9.   •  Luke Campbell

  10.   •  Otere Black (C)

  11.   •  Joe Webber

  12.   •  Chase Tiatia

  13.   •  Mathew Skipwith-Garland

  14.   •  Emoni Narawa

  15.   •  Kaleb Trask

  16.   •  Nathan Vella*

  17.   •  Tevita Mafileo

  18.   •  Ross Geldenhuys

  19.   •  Scott Curry

  20.   •  Zane Kapeli

  21.   •  Leroy Carter*

  22.   •  Dan Hollinshead

  23.   •  Cole Forbes

*Blazer game (15th game)

Unavailable due to injury:
Keepa Mewett
Hugh Blake
Aaron Carroll

Game Day Details:
Saturday October 24
Tauranga Domain

Curtain Raiser games:
FMG Boys Rural XV v Thames Valley Rural XV, 11.45am, field 1
Bay of Plenty Toa v Counties Manukau U20, 12.00pm, field 2

Bay of Plenty v Canterbury
Kick off 2.05pm
Live on Sky Sport NZ Channel 051

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Brilliant result!

Posted on 26-10-2020 12:23 | By morepork

Well Done, Steamers!


Posted on 24-10-2020 10:53 | By dumbkof2

once again the center of town will be totally disrupted by having this game there. streets blocked off no parking very few facilities for the disabled. no shelter hard seats. the only ones to profit with this debarcle are the pubs downtown. spend some money on baypark and they would have a world class venue