The new-look Fox Memorial Premiership kicks off this weekend, with a Grand Final rematch between Pt Chevalier and Glenora opening the season on Friday night at Mt Smart Stadium.
The match kicks off at 5.40pm and will be played as the curtain-raiser to the Vodafone Warriors v Gold Coast Titans NRL match at Mt Smart Stadium, with live coverage on SKY Sport 2.
In addition to the two competition points on the line in that game, the Stormont Shield champion of champions trophy will also be up for grabs.
The newly-promoted Manurewa Marlins face a tough ask first up, taking on 2018 play-off side Northcote, while last year's second division champions, the Bay Roskill Vikings, travel away to play Papakura.
Mangere East have their first competitive run under new head coach Richie Blackmore, taking on Otahuhu at Bert Henham Park, and across town in Howick the Hornets host Richmond while Marist and Mt Albert meet in a local derby at Murray Halberg Park.
ROUND 1 FOX MEMORIAL PREMIERSHIP QUALIFIERS
FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019 | 5.40PM KICK-OFF
Pt Chevalier v Glenora at Mt Smart Stadium – TEAM LISTS - WATCH LIVE ON SKY SPORT 2
SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019 | ALL KICK OFF-TIMES 2.30PM
Otahuhu v Mangere East at Bert Henham Park - TEAM LISTS
Manurewa v Northcote at Mountford Park – TEAM LISTS
Marist v Mt Albert at Murray Halberg Park – TEAM LISTS
Howick v Richmond at Paparoa Park – TEAM LISTS
Papakura v Bay Roskill at Prince Edward Park – TEAM LISTS