Source: MIL-OSI Submissions
After last year’s cancelled season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the kick-off of the SAS Fox Memorial Premiership Qualifiers this Saturday will be welcome news for rugby league fans across the country.
The 2021 first division starts with a bumper match between arch-rivals – and last year’s two top teams at the point of cancellation – Mt Albert and Pt Chevalier, a game which will be shown live on Sky Sport 4 (livestreamed matches on aucklandleague.co.nz will start from Round 2).
The Stormont Shield champion of champions trophy will be on the line too, adding to what is already an intriguing clash.
Later in the day there’s a west Auckland derby between Te Atatu and Glenora, Mangere East host neighbouring Otahuhu and 2019 premiers Howick take on Papakura.
The new-look Marist Saints play Richmond and Northcote travel to play Bay Roskill in the remaining matches.
Rd 1 (April 10) SAS Fox Memorial Premiership Qualifiers game details:
Mt Albert v Pt Chevalier | 12.05pm kick-off at Opaheke Park – Live on Sky Sport 4
Mangere East v Otahuhu | 2.30pm kick-off at Walter Massey Park
Howick v Papakura | 2.30pm kick-off at Paparoa Park
Marist v Richmond | 2.30pm kick-off at Murray Halberg Park
Te Atatu v Glenora | 2.30pm kick-off at Jack Colvin Park
Bay Roskill v Northcote | 2.30pm kick-off at Margaret Griffen Park