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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 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...
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...
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...
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