Turbos duo named in New Zealand Universities XV
Manawatu Turbos pair Te Rangatira Waitokia and Hamish Northcott have been selected in New Zealand Universities XV to tour Japan and Singapore.
The Varsity duo were part of a 25-man squad revelled on Friday for the four-match tour in April and May. The NZU team play three matches in Japan with Kumamoto RU in Kumamoto on April 28, Kansai University in Nishi –Kyogoku on May 3 and traditional opponents Kanto University in Tokyo on May 6.
They then head to Singapore to face the Singaporean national side on May 9. Our team will depart Auckland on Sunday 22 April 2018 and return to Auckland on Thursday 10 May 2018. The team will be coached by Brendon Timmins and Simon Forrest.
Northcott has played 43 games for the Turbos since his debut 2012. Waitokia, who was the Turbos' 2017 Rookie of the Year, has played four games for the side. Both are contracted to the Turbos for the 2018 campaign. They head off on the NZU tour on April 22.