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Source: Auckland Rugby League

April 30, 2021 – New Zealand’s top women’s club rugby league competition kicks off this Sunday, with the Farrelly Photos Women’s Premiership and second-tier Farrelly Photos Women’s Championship getting underway.

Premiership newcomers Pakuranga take on the representative-laden Ponsonby Ponies at home in their first competitive outing, while Pt Chevalier play neighbouring Richmond.

The Pirates have built a strong squad for 2021, with Brisbane Broncos NRLW star Amber Hall joining the likes of Kiwi Ferns Lavinia Tauhalaliku, Neta Nu’uausala and Shannon Muru at the club.

Manurewa host Te Atatu in the remaining game.

In the Championship division Waikato outfit Taniwharau will play their first senior game in the Auckland competition with a match against the closest thing they have to a local rival, Tuakau.

Taniwharau have been very successful in the women’s game of late and two years ago won Auckland U18 girls’ competition, with many of the players from that side returning for their tilt at the Championship.

Otahuhu are home to Glenora, Howick host Marist and Otara head over to play Manukau at Moyle Park in the other matches.

Rd 1 (May 2) Farrelly Photos Women’s Premiership game details:

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Pakuranga v Ponsonby  | 2.30pm at Ti Rakau Park

Manurewa v Te Atatu | 2.30pm at Mountfort Park

Richmond v Pt Chevalier | 2.30pm at Grey Lynn Park

Rd 1 (May 2) Farrelly Photos Women’s Championship game details:

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Otahuhu v Glenora | 2.30pm at Bert Henham Park

Tuakau v Taniwharau | 2.30pm at Tuakau Domain

Howick v Marist | 2.30pm at Paparoa Park

Manukau v Otara | 2.30pm at Moyle Park

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