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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 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...
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, Otahuhu 26 Mangere East 14, Marist 14 Papakura 10, Richmond 8 Mt Albert 50, Glenora 24 Howick 0 Northcote’s Eko Malu. Bay of Plenty Papamoa 40 Pikiao 20, Ngongotaha 44 Otumoetai 22, Mangakino 40...
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 (Ellerslie) Prop: Xavier Tutaki (Bay Roskill) Hooker: Roydon Campbell (Northern) Second row: James Koloamatangi (Ponsonby) Lock: Reuben Tolovae (Franklin) Rd 12 Sharman Cup Team of the Week Rd 14 Fox...
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 Samson (Mt Albert) Hooker: Tom Va’afusuaga (Otahuhu) Second row: Epalahame Lauaki (Glenora) Lock: Ben Wharton-Benedict (Otahuhu) Rd 14 Fox Memorial Premiership Team of the Week Former Kiwi back to...
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 2017 season. “I am really excited, it is a long way from home but a different challenge for me and something I am looking forward to. I want to be part of the Rhinos team and I can hopefully bring my...
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 called up Ken Maumalo, Jamayne Isaako, Esan Marsters, Leeson Ah Mau, Herman Ese’ese, Slade Griffin and Raymond Faitala-Mariner. Maguire will also have a core of experience, in hooker Issac Luke and...
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 since his 2006 debut, the 31-year-old said the time was right to step aside. “Going into the World Cup last year I sort of had it in the back of my mind that it would be my last campaign playing for...