Pre-sea­son rugby

Auckland City Harbour News - - SPORT -

The Waka Nathan Tour­na­ment kicks off at Waitem­ata Rugby Park this week­end. The city’s rugby union premier­ship teams will play the first round of the pre­sea­son knock-out tour­na­ment to­mor­row. Eight of them will be play­ing for the Waka Nathan Tro­phy, while seven lower-ranked teams will con­test the Pol­lard Cup. A sec­ond round will be held the next week­end at win­ners’ grounds and the grand fi­nal will be on March 28, with the venue to be de­cided be­tween teams on a coin toss. Pol­lard Cup draw, March 14, 2pm: Marist v Eden, East Ta­maki v Maun­garua and Sub­urbs v Waitakere. Waka Nathan draw, March 14, 3.45pm: Uni­ver­sity v Col­lege Ri­fles, Paku­ranga v Pa­p­a­toe­toe, Pon­sonby v Manukau. 5.30pm: Waitem­ata v Gram­mar TEC.

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