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Kiwileaguecentral.com brings you our Sharman Cup Team of the Week following Round 5 of the Auckland second division. Fullback: Darren Kingi (Franklin) Wing: Nathan Faleafa (Waitemata) Centre: Cedric Suifua (Te Atatu) Five-eighth: Ben Henry (Bay Roskill) Halfback: Jody Henry (Franklin) Prop: Arama Anderson (Otara) Hooker: Darin Kingi (Ellerslie) Second row: Vili Li (Ellerslie) Lock: Jonathon Huston (Northern Brothers) Rd 5 Sharman Cup Team of the Week Rd 7 Fox Memorial Premiership...
Check out kiwileaguecentral.com’s Team of the Week from Rd 7 of Auckland’s Fox Memorial Premiership. Fullback: Dillion Rota (Mt Albert) Wing: Saula Solomona (Pt Chevalier) Centre: Wallace Teaurima (Marist) Five-eighth: Jordan Tuarae (Glenora) Halfback: Kyle Neal (Richmond) Prop: Trent Schaumkel (Northcote) Hooker: Jethro Friend (Howick) Second row: Epalahame Lauaki (Glenora) Lock: Chris Sio (Pt Chevalier) Rd 7 Fox Memorial Premiership Team of the Week NZ Player of the Week – Rd 10...
Each week fans on our social media accounts vote for their NZ Player of the Round, with a running leaderboard which decides the 2018 kiwileaguecentral.com NZ Player of the Year. Round 10 NZ Player of Week points: Addin Fonua-Blake – 4 points Ben Matulino – 3 points Leeson Ah Mau – 2 points Sosaia Feki – 1 point YOUR VOTE | Give us your pick for the NZ Player of the Week for Rd 10 of the #NRL season. — KiwiLeagueCentral (kiwileague) May 15, 2018 2018 NZ Player of the Year...
Check out kiwileaguecentral.com’s Team of the Week from Rd 7 of Auckland’s Fox Memorial Premiership. Fullback: Dillion Rota (Mt Albert) Wing: Saula Solomona (Pt Chevalier) Centre: Wallace Teaurima (Marist) Five-eighth: Jordan Tuarae (Glenora) Halfback: Kyle Neal (Richmond) Prop: Trent Schaumkel (Northcote) Hooker: Jethro Friend (Howick) Second row: Epalahame Lauaki (Glenora) Lock: Chris Sio (Pt Chevalier) Rd 7 Fox Memorial Premiership Team of the Week Regional roundup – May 12-13...
NRL Premiership winning coach Michael Maguire has been appointed to coach the Kiwis. Maguire, who coached South Sydney to the NRL title in 2014, said he was excited by the opportunity. “New Zealand already supplies a lot of the top talent in the National Rugby League and English Super League and they’ve got the biggest nursery as well as the most vocal, passionate and knowledgeable fans,” Maguire said. “Pride in that jersey isn’t just for players, it’s for the whole of New Zealand. That’s...
Simon Mannering has been named in the starting line-up for the first time this season replacing the injured Leivaha Pulu for the New Zealand Warriors’ seventh-round match against unbeaten St George Illawarra at Mount Smart Stadium on Friday night. While centre Solomone Kata was also forced off late in the game with an ankle injury, he has been selected with head coach Stephen Kearney saying he is a chance to take his place. In his first two games back from a shoulder injury, Mannering was...
David Kidwell will not re-apply for the Kiwis’ head coaching job. “The tough lessons are the ones you learn the most from – and I’ve had a lifetime’s worth of tough lessons over the past year or so,” Kidwell said. “With the shakeup of the Kiwis’ set up, that is bound to follow from the review of our World Cup campaign, if I were to continue as coach I’m sure I would be better positioned to make a positive contribution to the success of the team going forward. “I believe the review of our...
While their strong opening round performance dominated the headlines, much of the talk following the Warriors’ victory over the Rabbitohs focussed on their unique post-try huddle. The huddle, and the unified breathing routine which took place inside it, was caught on television cameras on a number of occasions in Round 1, prompting reaction from the commentary team during the 32-20 win in Perth. This week Warriors winger David Fusitua confirmed it’s a trick which was recommended to them...
New Zealand Warriors hooker Nathaniel Roache is booked for surgery on a lumbar disc injury next week which is set to sideline him for the 2018 NRL season. The 21-year-old Roache, the club’s 2016 Vodafone NRL Rookie of the Year, suffered the setback after returning from a ruptured Achilles tendon injury which ended his 2017 season in August last year. “It’s really sad for Nate and we’re all feeling for him,” said Vodafone Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney. “He’s a wonderful young man...
Gold Coast utility Karl Lawton has today been signed by the New Zealand Warriors while hooker Sam Cook and highly-promising fullback Hayze Perham have had their contracts upgraded ahead of the 2018 NRL season starting next week. Warriors general manager football Brian Smith said Cook and Perham had been rewarded for their performances in the preseason and the club’s NRL trials while the 22-year-old Lawton has been secured on a two-year deal. Capable of playing in the halves, the outside...