If I was Araroa I’d be working on a Maihi and Tong partnership. Tong can read the play, Maihi has a great vertical leap and is useful at bringing the ball through court. Mikaere, while I sense is a great team player is just too often more miss than hit.
For Ekenasio I imagine she’ll be on managed minutes for most, if not all the season. What could cause headaches for the Ferns is if she is realistically only a GS option. You get the feeling she will be picked even if she’s playing on one leg.