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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...
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...
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...
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...
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’...
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...
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...
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...
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...