Tony Woodcock to start for North Harbour

Recovering All Blacks loosehead prop Tony Woodcock will start for North Harbour in their national provincial championship rugby match against Manawatu at Palmerston North tomorrow night.
It will mark his first game since he injured foot ligaments in April.
As well, North Harbour named Fijian international Malakai Ravulo at openside flanker, with Solomon King starting on the blindside and Brent Wilson in the reserves.
Lock Chris Smith gets a start with James King injured, while former All Black Rudi Wulf is back at centre following a shoulder injury.
Tongan under-20 midfield back Pita Akhi is to make his debut for North Harbour from the reserves bench.
North Harbour: Codey Rei, David Raikuna, Rudi Wulf, Luke McAlister, Nafi Tuitavake, Willie Walker, Chris Smylie (captain), Mat Luamanu, Malakai Ravulo, Solomon King, Chris Smith, Filo Paulo, Ben Afeaki, James Parsons, Tony Woodcock. Reserves: Manu Leiataua, James Afoa, Irwin Finau, Brent Wilson, Brenton Helleur, Pita Ahki, Ken Pisi, Taione Vea.


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