When? 13 December 2020, 2 pm kick off
Where? Porritt Stadium, Hamilton (please note this differs from what was previously advertised)
Nico Girard, WaiBOP head coach:
"It was disappointing to not continue the improvement from our first four games. We didn't quite get there against Southern, but this is a group that still has a huge developmental upside so we'll look to go again against Auckland.
"I expect a similar performance and effort versus Auckland as we saw against Northern. This is what will be required to have success. They obviously have quality players across all positions and are deserving table leaders. We should be going into this match fresh, however, and I believe tactically we have a good plan to mitigate their strengths.
“So we'll see what happens. We have nothing to lose!"
Squads as at Friday 11 December
1 Rylee GODBOLD GK 2 Manaia ELLIOTT 3 Serena MURRIHY 5 Michaela FOSTER C 6 Lilly MUSPRATT 7 Emma CAWTE 8 Kate LOYE 9 Kelli BROWN 10 Grace WISNEWSKI 11 Olivia HOOPER 14 Sarah CARPENTER 16 Maddison OLLINGTON GBR 19 Kate MCCONNELL 20 Chelsea ELLIOTT 17 Caitlin BYRNE 24 Stella NEEMS
2 Jess PHILPOT 3 Laney STRACHAN 5 Emma LEAMING 7 Maisy DEWELL 8 Tayla O'BRIEN 9 Britney CUNNINGHAM-LEE 10 Ava COLLINS 11 Stella LAWSON 12 Sophie BRADLEY 14 Emma PIJNENBURG 16 Kate HANNAY GK 17 Alosi BLOOMFIELD 19 Casey Elizabeth BERRIER USA 22 Daisy CLEVERLEY C 23 Rina HIRANO JPN 24 Arisa TAKEDA JPN
Referee: Robbie MARIS Assistant referee 1: Jack BOOTH Assistant referee 2: Fabian SCOTT 4th official: Ben NORMAN
Article added: Sunday 13 December 2020