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Check out the latest news involving our Kiwis playing league outside of New Zealand and Australia in 2020, with kiwileaguecentral.com’s wrap of the action from around Europe. With Sonny Bill Williams back in New Zealand for the birth of his fourth child, Toronto battled on without their star...
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Isaiah Papalii has become the youngest captain of a Vodafone Warriors senior team after being named today to lead the club at the Perth NRL Nines at HBF Stadium on Friday and Saturday. Papali’i, who turned 21 just last September, goes into the tournament with a career total of 48 NRL games...
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Check out the latest news involving our Kiwis playing league outside of New Zealand and Australia in 2020, with kiwileaguecentral.com’s wrap of the action from around Europe. It was one of the most-anticipated rugby league comebacks on record, but Sonny Bill Williams was helpless to prevent his...
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In 1995, the Warriors invaded the Australian Rugby League premiership – the first overseas club to be admitted – in a blaze of publicity and hype the likes of which New Zealand sport had never seen. This is the story of all 25 seasons. Warriors 25 covers the triumphs, heartbreaks, controversies...
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Current Kiwi internationals Ken Maumalo and Brandon Smith both claimed positional awards at the 2019 Dally M Awards on Wednesday night. (Photo credit: Lex Wright). Maumalo was named on the wing in the Team of the Year, while Smith was crowned Interchange Player of the Year. Sydney Roosters’...
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Match reports from Auckland Rugby League Premiership matches played on May 11. Rd 6 SAS Fox Memorial Premiership Qualifiers Howick 22 Pt Chevalier 20 Howick picked up their fifth win of the year on Saturday, but had to survive a late scare from the Pt Chevalier Pirates. The Hornets led 22-8...
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The New Zealand Warriors have named their squad for the Round 1 clash against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in Auckland on Saturday. Adam Keighran has been named to make his NRL debut in the No 6 jersey alongside halfback Blake Green. The 21-year-old started at standoff in each of the...
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The New Zealand Warriors have announced Isaiah Papalii has been disciplined for an off-field misdemeanour involving a low-range drink-driving offence during the offseason. The 20-year-old will miss the club’s season-opening NRL match against the Bulldogs at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday...
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New Zealand Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney has signed a contract extension keeping him at Mount Smart Stadium until the end of the 2022 NRL season. The deal will see the 46-year-old Kearney remain in the role for six seasons, joining Ivan Cleary (2006-2011) as the longest-serving head...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Kiwileaguecentral.com brings you a wrap of last weekend’s premier club rugby league action from around the country. (Main photo: Wairau Taniwha v Victory Phoenix. Credit: Angela Hellewell). Northland Hora Hora 11 Takahiwai 34, Moerewa 10 Otangarei 8 Auckland Northcote 36 Pt Chevalier 12...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...