Seattle Seawolves will face the current Mitre 10 Cup victors, the Tasman Mako, in a Clash of the 2019 Champions on January 26 at 7:30 pm PT at Starfire Sports Stadium in Tukwila. The match will not be streamed.
This will be the Seawolves’ final pre-season match ahead of the Major League Rugby regular season in two weeks. The Tasman Mako’s touring side is largely a development side. They defeated the Houston SaberCats 29-19 last week.
Seattle Seawolves head coach Kees Lensing has made two changes in his starters from the win against the Vancouver Island Crimson Tide. Djustice Sears-Duru is the loosehead prop and Vili Toluta’u is at flanker.
Andrew Durutalo was announced last night as joining the team and should see action from the reserves along with FP Pelser.
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Seattle Seawolves: 1 Djustice Sears-Duru 2 Stephan Coetzee 3 Tim Metcher 4 Jeremy Lenaerts 5 Brad Tucker 6 Eric Duechle 7 Vili Toluta’u 8 Riekert Hattingh 9 JP Smith 10 Ben Cima 11 Brock Staller12 Shalom Suniula 13 Ross Neal 14 Mat Turner 15 Harry Davies Reserves 16 Kellen Gordon17 Mike Shepherd 18 Jake Ilnicki19 John Hayden 20 FP Pelser 21 Taylor Krumrei 22 Nakai Penny 23 Jope Motokana 24 Scott Dean 25 George Barton 26 Suliasi Tamaivena 27 Sitiveni Tamaivena 28 Joey Iosefo 29 Andrew Durutalo
Tasman Mako: 1 Kershawl Sykes-Martin, 2 Max Fraine, 3 Sam Matenga, 4 Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta, 5 Antonio Shalfoon, 6 Jacob Norris (capt.), 7 Braden Stewart, 8 Isaiah Miller, 9 Louie Chapman, 10 Campbell Morgan-Parata, 11 Taine Robinson, 12 Michael Stringer, 13 Nick Foxley, 14 Rahiri Witehira, 15 Jamie Spowart Reserves 16 Sam Lane, 17 Quinn Harrison-Jones, 18 Matt Graham-Williams, 19 Hopoate Taufa, 20 Max Hicks, 21 Connor Higgins, 22 Tim Sail, 23 Mitchell Barry, 24 Sam Briggs, 25 Jan Lammers, 26 Saul Lewis