November 05, 2021
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Mataele's wife named in Matatu squad

Fiji-born Crusaders winger Manasa Matele’s wife Martha Matele has been named in Matatū women’s team for the 2022 Super Rugby Aupiki.

The speedy and powerful winger also played for Canterbury in the Farah Palmer Cup team in New Zealand.

Matatū squad is made up predominantly of Canterbury players, they know a thing or two about winning, with the province having claimed four of the past five Farah Palmer Cup titles. 

Australian internationals Arabella McKenzie and Michaela Leonard cross the ditch for the competition, McKenzie was SuperW player of the year in 2021, while Leonard captained the Brumbies reports  

Matatū squad: Lucy Anderson, Chelsea Bremner, Alana Bremner, Grace Brooker, Kendra Cocksedge, Natalie Delamere, Amy du Plessis, Terauoriwa Gapper, Julia Gorinski, Di Hiini, Renee Holmes, Lucy Jenkins, Rosie Kelly, Michaela Leonard, Pip Love, Martha Mataele, Arabella McKenzie, Liv McGoverne, Kilisitina Moata'ane, Greer Muir, Marcelle Parkes, Moomooga (Ashley) Palu, Georgia Ponsonby, Amy Rule, Grace Steinmetz, Steph Te Ohaere-Fox. 

By Romeka Romena  


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