Volcanix look to make it three from three

Bay of Plenty Volcanix play Waikato today, with kick-off at 2.05pm at Waikato's FMG Stadium. Photo: BOP Rugby.

The Bay of Plenty Volcanix will look to make it three from three as they travel to Waikato this weekend for round 4 of the Farah Palmer Cup presented by Bunnings Warehouse.  

The game kicks off today Saturday, August 6, from 2.05 pm at Waikato's FMG Stadium.

The Volcanix were able to grind out a hard-fought 7-3-win last weekend versus Auckland at Blake Park. Their staunch defence was impressive as they kept the Auckland Storm scoreless through 80 minutes.  

"It was a tight game, and we are proud of the effort from the team," says Volcanix Assistant Coach Jarvy Aoke.  

"We had some positive shifts in how we want to play the game, and we also have some clear areas we can improve. This week's focus has been getting better role and system clarity, so we see the opportunities, play what's in front, and maintain pressure on defence."  

The Waikato Women's side is also unbeaten this season, with wins against Manawatu and Wellington. As the reigning Farah Palmer Cup champions, they will be the Volcanix toughest challenge to date, but a challenge the Volcanix will be up for.  

"We're looking forward to the battle of the Kaimai's. Many of these girls have played together in Chiefs Manawa, so they know each other well," says Head Coach Brent Kaua.  

"Myracle Monga gets an opportunity to earn her first cap. She's an exciting player. She's worked hard, so we're looking forward to seeing her go out and play what she sees.  

"We also welcome Sheniqua Taula and Sapphire Williams back into the mix. They bring a lot of experience, and they'll add great value to the team."  

The game kicks off on Saturday, August 6, from 2.05 pm at Waikato's FMG Stadium and will be broadcast LIVE on Sky Sport 3.

Volcanix Round 4 team vs Waikato Women
1. Kate Henwood
2. Luka Connor (C)
3. Santo Taumata
4. Pia Tapsell  
5. Kelsie Wills  
6. Les Elder  
7. Kendra Reynolds  
8. Natalie Delamere  
9. Sheniqua Taula  
10. Kiki Tahere  
11. Olive Watherston
12. Renee Wickliffe  
13. Azalleyah Maaka  
14. Grace Parata  
15. Kalyn Takitimu-Cook  
16. Te Urupoumanu McGarvey  
17. Shaye Adams   
18. Jessie Wharekura  
19. Jay Jay Taylor   
20. Tynealle Fitzgerald
21. Payton Takimoana  
22. Myracle Monga*
23. Sapphire Williams

* Volcanix Debut

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