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Paul Rauhihi Paul Rauhihi is a former player who represented the Kiwis in 19 Tests. He spent six seasons in the NRL with the Knights, Bulldogs and Cowboys, playing in the 2005 grand final. These days you will see him on Maori TV as part of their Fox Memorial coverage, and occasionally see him snapping selfies with former teammates at Mt Smart Stadium. Follow Paul Finally the time of the year that all rugby league fans wait all summer for has arrived. The silly season of player...
You would have to be an idiot to try and predict how a season will go for a team before a ball is even kicked. Luckily we have those in abundance here at kiwileaguecentral.com. Here is our bold, and probably completely wrong, guess at how season 2016 will go for the South Sydney Rabbitohs. The Bunnies made a couple of quality additions over the off-season who added some real impact, and none more so than big-game forward Sam Burgess. Our prediction: A 6th-placed finish for South Sydney in...
You would have to be an idiot to try and predict how a season will go for a team before a ball is even kicked. Luckily we have those in abundance here at kiwileaguecentral.com. Here is our bold, and probably completely wrong, guess at how season 2016 will go for the North Queensland Cowboys. Our prediction: A solid premiership defence for North Queensland. Credit: cowboys.com.au They put together a quality premiership defence through the regular season, ensuring a valuable top four...
You would have to be an idiot to try and predict how a season will go for a team before a ball is even kicked. Luckily we have those in abundance here at kiwileaguecentral.com. Here is our bold, and probably completely wrong, guess at how season 2016 will go for the Melbourne Storm. Our prediction: Finals footy again for the Storm. Credit: melbournestorm.com.au Amid talk that they were getting too old to be legitimate contenders the Storm found a way to once again play through September...
After sifting through more than 100 players with links to New Zealand scattered around the NRL and Super League, we have come to the end of our definitive list of the top 50 Kiwi players in the world right now. Among the top 10 are a number of players who are good enough to be playing State of Origin if they were eligible. These guys are top class and a great example of how far New Zealand league has come. Benji Marshall enjoyed on of his best seasons in the NRL in 2015. Credit...
You would have to be an idiot to try and predict how a season will go for a team before a ball is even kicked. Luckily we have those in abundance here at kiwileaguecentral.com. Here is our bold, and probably completely wrong, guess at how season 2016 will go for the Warriors. Things didn’t get off to the flying start which many had demanded given their off-season recruitment, as Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Shaun Johnson and Issac Luke took time to gel with each other and the rest of the team. At...
You would have to be an idiot to try and predict how a season will go for a team before a ball is even kicked. Luckily we have those in abundance here at kiwileaguecentral.com. Here is our bold, and probably completely wrong, guess at how season 2016 will go for the Canberra Raiders. Coach Ricky Stuart assembled a tidy squad for 2016, with a big well-balanced forward pack complimented well by the arrival of halfback Aidan Sezer. The big difference for the Raiders this year was added depth...
You would have to be an idiot to try and predict how a season will go for a team before a ball is even kicked. Luckily we have those in abundance here at kiwileaguecentral.com. Here is our bold, and probably completely wrong, guess at how season 2016 will go for the Sydney Roosters. It’s very hard to maintain season-on-season success in competitions with a salary cap, and in 2016 the Roosters finally felt the bite after an incredible run which saw them win three minor premierships in a row...
You would have to be an idiot to try and predict how a season will go for a team before a ball is even kicked. Luckily we have those in abundance here at kiwileaguecentral.com. Here is our bold, and probably completely wrong, guess at how season 2016 will go for the St George Illawarra Dragons. Much like last season St George Illawarra proved a constant point of frustration for opposing teams, combining stubborn defence with a willingness to grind it out in contests. The only reason they...
With the start of the season just hours away find out which teams we think will finish outside of the top eight this season and why. Plus we reveal who their best recruit, NRL Fantasy star and overall player will be. Our prediction: Oh so close for the Eels who finish one spot out of the finals. Credit: parraeels.com.au *Note prediction accuracy may vary. Or in some cases just not exist. 9th – Eels 10th – Bulldogs 11th – Roosters 12th – Dragons 13th – Panthers Our prediction...