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New Zealand Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck-Sheck will leave the club and rugby league at the end of 2021 to take up a contract in rugby union. It was confirmed on Saturday that the Warriors would release him from the final year of his contract, allowing the fullback to pursue a career in...
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Auckland product King Vuniyayawa will add another chapter to his remarkable story in 2021 when he links with UK Super League side the Leeds Rhinos. (Photo: King Vuniyayawa. Credit: Aria Management Group – Bodie Friend). The move means that within the space of two years the 25-year-old will...
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New Zealand Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney has named an unchanged 17 but has included David Fusitua on the extended bench for Friday night’s sixth-round NRL clash against the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Bankwest Stadium (6.00pm kick-off local time; 8.00pm NZT). Fusitua remained in Auckland...
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Plenty for Will and Brad to unpick this week after Friday’s dreadful loss to Penrith, plus the lack of changes ahead of a must-win showdown in Round 5 against North Queensland. The boys’ confidence in ‘the process’ is at rock-bottom. Have a squizz at TWL’s Patreon page while you’re listening...
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New Zealand Warriors middle forward Lachlan Burr makes his return from a two-game absence for Friday night’s fifth-round NRL ‘home’ clash against North Queensland at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford (6.00pm kick-off local time; 8.00pm NZT). The 27-year-old comes straight back into the starting...
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Kiwileaguecentral.com is counting down the top 50 New Zealand league players on the planet right now. To qualify for this list a player has to be eligible to play for New Zealand, but can be playing for another second-tier nation currently, hence the inclusion of those currently playing for...
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Karl Lawton replaces the injured Peta Hiku in the centres and Sydney Roosters loan player Poasa Faamausili has been brought straight onto the bench for the New Zealand Warriors’ fourth-round NRL encounter with the Penrith Panthers at Campbelltown Stadium on Friday (6.00pm kick-off local time...
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Kiwileaguecentral.com is counting down the top 50 New Zealand league players on the planet right now. To qualify for this list a player has to be eligible to play for New Zealand, but can be playing for another second-tier nation currently, hence the inclusion of those currently playing for...
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Kiwileaguecentral.com is counting down the top 50 New Zealand league players on the planet right now. To qualify for this list a player has to be eligible to play for New Zealand, but can be playing for another second-tier nation currently, hence the inclusion of those currently playing for...
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Across more than a decade in the Auckland senior competition Ron O’Regan can probably best be described as transient, although his movement between multiple clubs was more out of necessity than want. Story originally published on aucklandleague.co.nz. Having called Fowlds Park and the Mt...
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Will and Brad gingerly return from a two-month hiatus for a pow-wow about the NRL’s return, the Warriors’ chances and a whole bunch of injury, signing and line-up stuff ahead of Saturday’s clash with the Dragons – plus a special throwback Music Box featuring ‘Brandy’ Alexander. CLICK HERE TO...
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Kiwileaguecentral.com is counting down the top 50 New Zealand league players on the planet right now. To qualify for this list a player has to be eligible to play for New Zealand, but can be playing for another second-tier nation currently, hence the inclusion of those currently playing for...
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Kiwileaguecentral.com is counting down the top 50 New Zealand league players on the planet right now. To qualify for this list a player has to be eligible to play for New Zealand and have not represented another tier-one nation. But they can be playing for another second-tier nation currently...
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Kiwileaguecentral.com is counting down the top 50 New Zealand league players on the planet right now. To qualify for this list a player has to be eligible to play for New Zealand, but can be playing for another second-tier nation currently, hence the inclusion of those currently playing for...
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The boys break down the new-look Warriors line-up and dissect the clash with the Knights, before getting into the other seven matches of Round 1 – including ‘Brad’s Boilover’ and ‘Will’s Wild Tip’. This Warriors Life Podcast 2020: ep 4 – round 1 preview RTS in and two debutants named Warriors...
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Prop Jamayne Taunoa-Brown and young second-rower Eliesa Katoa are poised to make their NRL debuts when the New Zealand Warriors open their 2020 campaign against Newcastle at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday (3.00pm kick-off local time; 5.00pm NZT). Taunoa-Brown, who also has Maori heritage...
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Big prop Jamayne Taunoa-Brown has earned a full-time NRL contract with the New Zealand Warriors after impressing coaching staff throughout the preseason. The Melbourne-born 23-year-old has been signed on a two-year deal following a hectic last fortnight. Brought to Auckland on a trial...
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Captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck will lead the strongest available side in the Vodafone Warriors’ final NRL trial against Wests Tigers at the International Stadium in Rotorua on Sunday. After fielding a host of emerging players in last Saturday’s 16-18 loss to Melbourne in Palmerston North, head...
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New signing Wayde Egan has been named to make his club debut in the first 2020 NRL trial against the Storm in Palmerston North on Saturday (5.00pm kick-off). The 22-year-old hooker, who made 29 NRL appearances for Penrith in 2018 and 2019, will also be having his first outing since recovering...
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New Zealand Warriors prop Bunty Afoa looks set to miss most of the 2020 season after suffering a torn ACL during training last week. Afoa suffered the injury during a contact session, and it leaves the already size-depleted Warriors down a crucial forward ahead of the season kicking off next...