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The Maori Kiwis have given a glimpse of the new haka they will perform before Friday’s clash against the Australian Indigenous side, releasing a video of a practice session. The team confirmed this week that they would be performing a new haka for the occasion. Yeah boi! Māori All-Stars practicing their haka for this Friday’s #NRLAllStars match pic.twitter.com/YAsi4U8Meg — Vodafone Warriors (Nzwarriors) February 12, 2019 WATCH: Maori Kiwis practice new haka Kiwis abroad – February...
The New Zealand Warriors have today confirmed wing Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad has been granted a release to continue his NRL career in Australia. The 23-year-old Cook Islands international was off contract at the end of the season but sought an immediate release to join the Canberra Raiders. He farewelled players and staff at the club on Thursday ahead of flying to Canberra. “While it’s disappointing to lose a person of Charnze’s calibre, it’s a great opportunity for him and for his family,”...
The fans have had their say, putting together a strong Maori men’s side for this month’s clash against the Indigenous All Stars in Melbourne. A number of capped Kiwi internationals feature, including veteran campaigners Jesse Bromwich, Adam Blair, Tohu Harris and Kevin Proctor, while the Stacey Jones coached side also includes Queensland State of Origin stars Kalyn Ponga and Dane Gagai. Both of those players – along with Australian Test props Jordan McLean and James Tamou – qualify through...
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has become the first New Zealand Warriors and just the second Kiwi ever to win the Dally M Medal. (Photo: NRLPhotos). Tuivasa-Sheck topped the tally in a dramatic final round of voting, edging out Newcastle Knights fullback Kalyn Ponga and Cronulla’s Valentine Holmes. Tuivasa-Sheck polled 29 points, overtaking Ponga in the final round. Tuivasa-Sheck wins 2018 #DallyM Medal:https://t.co/vX9PpAEfDW#NRL pic.twitter.com/pHSdvCfoBm — NRL (@NRL) September 26, 2018 Other...
Long-time New Zealand Warriors back-up half Mason Lino has agreed to join the Newcastle Knights from 2019. Lino has signed a two-year-deal with the Club which sees him in the red and blue until at least the end of 2020. Knights player list manager Troy Pezet said the addition of Lino provides genuine competition for positions with Lino able to play half and five-eighth. “Mason is a talented young man,” Pezet said. “He provides us with good depth… Mason has a lot of strings to his bow...
After last weeks great Mount Smart send-off for Simon Mannering, the Warriors ended their seven-year drought from playoff football and found themselves in Sydney for round one of the playoffs facing the Penrith Panthers. Predictions on both sides of the Tasman had the Warriors as slight favourites to take this match, but the Panthers took advantage of a swing of momentum and never let go as they ran away with a 25-12 victory. Well, that wasn't the result I was expecting or the way I saw...
After guaranteeing a return to the playoffs with last weeks win over the Panthers, the Warriors were home once again at Mount Smart for the final round of the regular season against the Canberra Raiders. Canberra came into the match as giant killers with recent wins against the Rabbitohs and the Roosters, so this was always going to be a tough match for the home side. The pressure was on the Warriors with a sellout crowd there to celebrate not only the Warriors return to playoff football...
After Round 23's defeat, the Warriors made the journey home to Mount Smart Stadium to face the Penrith Panthers. With the NRL ladder the tightest it has been for several years the Warriors needed to get the victory to secure their spot in the playoffs for the first time since 2011. Thankfully for the large crowd in attendance, the Warriors came to play and looked a much better side than the week before, getting the much-needed win 36-16. This was one of the better performances from the...
After their victory over the Knights, the Warriors made their last journey across the ditch for the regular season to face the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. A win here would give the Warriors a potential shot at a top-four spot, but it wasn't to be as the Bulldogs got the win in a tighter than expected encounter 27-26. What can you say about this performance from the Warriors? Most people had the Warriors winning this game comfortably but much like the game on the Gold Coast the...
After last weeks triumph in Wollongong, the Warriors returned home to Mount Smart to face the Newcastle Knights and celebrate Issac Luke's 250th game. In contrast to their impressive away record the Warriors have not had great success in Auckland and were sitting on a four-game losing streak at home. This streak ended however with the Warriors winning 20-4 with this win almost confirming that the Warriors will return to playoff football after a 7-year drought. Man, it is great to be...