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Kiwileaguecentral.com brings you our Sharman Cup Team of the Week following Round 12 of the Auckland second division. Fullback: Ilai Faamita (Waitemata) Wing: Devin Wilson-Connal (Manurewa) Centre: Jerome Vogel (Bay Roskill) Five-eighth: Zensei Inu (Te Atatu) Halfback: Mason Taylor (Ellerslie) Prop: Xavier Tutaki (Bay Roskill) Hooker: Roydon Campbell (Northern) Second row: James Koloamatangi (Ponsonby) Lock: Reuben Tolovae (Franklin) Rd 12 Sharman Cup Team of the Week Rd 14 Fox...
Check out kiwileaguecentral.com’s Team of the Week from Rd 14 of Auckland’s Fox Memorial Premiership. Fullback: Sagele Pala’amo (Marist) Winger: James Waterson (Northcote) Centre: To’o Alo (Glenora) Five-eighth: Thomas Connick (Northcote) Halfback: Reece Joyce (Mt Albert) Prop: Kouma Samson (Mt Albert) Hooker: Tom Va’afusuaga (Otahuhu) Second row: Epalahame Lauaki (Glenora) Lock: Ben Wharton-Benedict (Otahuhu) Rd 14 Fox Memorial Premiership Team of the Week Former Kiwi back to...
After last weeks controversial narrow loss to the Sharks the Warriors crossed the Tasman looking for retribution against a Panthers side minus their origin stars. A win here would see the Warriors return to the top four but it was a night to forget for Warriors and Warriors fans alike as the Warriors delivered arguably their worst performance of the season losing 36-4. Well, what can you say about that performance? The Warriors were dreadful on Friday night, this was their chance to...
Former Kiwi international Tuimoala Lolohea will head to the UK at the end of the year, after inking a three-year deal with Super League club the Leeds Rhinos. Lolohea has been released from the final year of his playing contract with the Wests Tigers, having joined the club midway through the 2017 season. “I am really excited, it is a long way from home but a different challenge for me and something I am looking forward to. I want to be part of the Rhinos team and I can hopefully bring my...
After what has felt like an eternity the Warriors returned to Mount Smart Stadium on a chilly Friday night to play the Cronulla Sutherland Sharks. A win here would solidify the Warriors position in the top four, but unfortunately, it wasn't to be as the Sharks came out on top with an 18-15 victory. Ok, first things first, before I start my review I will mention the elephant in the room, yes the last try was scored off a forward pass. The refereeing in this match was extremely poor, but...
After a successful journey down to Christchurch, the Warriors had one more stop on their road trip as they made their way to Townsville to face the struggling Cowboys. History hasn't been kind to the Warriors in Townsville with only one win in the past 12 visits but as the Warriors have shown throughout 2018 poor records don't matter as they came away with a 23-16 victory. The Warriors lost the NRL's leading try scorer David Fusitua after a rolled ankle at the captains run but did welcome...
Seven players are in line to make their Test debut for the New Zealand Kiwis, after being named in the 19-man squad for the one-off international against England at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado, on Saturday, June 23. In what will be his first Test as head coach, Michael Maguire has called up Ken Maumalo, Jamayne Isaako, Esan Marsters, Leeson Ah Mau, Herman Ese’ese, Slade Griffin and Raymond Faitala-Mariner. Maguire will also have a core of experience, in hooker Issac Luke and...
After a much-needed bye week, a well-rested Warriors side made the journey down to Christchurch to face the Manly Sea Eagles. The Sea Eagles have had an edge of the Warriors for a long time having won the past seven matchups between the sides. The Warriors, however, paid no attention to the past and put on an impressive show for the NRL starved south island crowd defeating the Sea Eagles 34-14. What a way to bounce back from the heavy defeat to the Rabbitohs in Round 12. The Warriors...
Veteran New Zealand Warriors back-rower Simon Mannering has today announced his retirement from international rugby league, ruling him out of contention for the Kiwis’ one-off Test against England at the Mile High Stadium in Denver on Saturday, June 23. After representing the Kiwis in 45 Tests since his 2006 debut, the 31-year-old said the time was right to step aside. “Going into the World Cup last year I sort of had it in the back of my mind that it would be my last campaign playing for...
With the Warriors enjoying a bye in Round 13 I have no review to write, so I decided it was the best time to write my midseason review. As my title suggests, the Warriors have had a bit of a mixed bag in the first twelve rounds of the season. There were indeed many good moments, some bad and few a few ugly and at the midpoint of the season you could say they sit on a knife edge of where their season will end. The Warriors are currently 4th of the ladder with an 8-4 record and a -2...
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