Meanwhile, rugby players up and down
the country, male and female, are preparing for the provincial
rep season. The Farah Palmer Cup is buzzing
with anticipation as professionalism beds down
in the women’s game. Meanwhile,
the Mitre 10 Premier Division sees the return
of a former All Black to his home province Bay of Plenty. A stock standard photo shoot. But when the competition begins
so does the battle. Following his stint
with Bayonne in France, Latimer cited family reasons
for his return and decided to play for
Bay of Plenty in the Mitre 10 Cup. The Canterbury teams
being the ones to beat this year. Canterbury Women’s captain
Stephanie Te Ohaere-Fox knows how to deliver the goods. But it all eyes were
on the 10-week newborns with Becky Wood and Sosoli Talawadua
returning to footy after both having their first child. Going by these letterboxes, no doubt there’ll be some
creative skills on the field. Te Rina Kowhai, Te Karere.

Country abuzz for upcoming provincial rugby season
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