29 Kiwis who won’t be playing for NZ this weekend

Everyone loves a Kiwi, and here’s the proof. We list every player with a New Zealand link who will take the field in the opening weekend of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup for teams other than the Kiwis.

Samoa
Ken Maumalo (born in Auckland)
Joseph Paulo (born in Auckland)
Ben Roberts (5 Tests for Kiwis)
Junior Paulo (born in Auckland)
Jazz Tevaga (born Auckland, Junior Kiwis)
Sam Lisone (born in Auckland, Junior Kiwis)
Frank Pritchard (27 Tests for Kiwis)
Leeson Ah Mau (born in Auckland, Junior Kiwis)
Pita Godinet (born in Christchurch)
Herman Ese’ese (born in Auckland)
Suaia Matagi (born in Auckland, 1 Test for Kiwis)
Bunty Afoa (Junior Kiwis)

Fiji
Taane Milne (born in Auckland, Junior Kiwis)

USA
Bureta Faraimo (born in Wellington)

Ireland
Api Pewhairangi (born in Palmerston North, Junior Kiwis, New Zealand Maori)

Scotland
Kane Bentley (born in Auckland)
Andrew Bentley (born in Auckland)
James Bell (born in Auckland, New Zealand Maori)

Tonga
Manu Vatuvei (born in Auckland, 28 Tests for Kiwis)
Ata Hingano (born in Auckland, Junior Kiwis)
Tuimoala Lolohea (born in Auckland, 1 Test for Kiwis)
Siliva Havili (born in Auckland, Junior Kiwis)
Sio Siua Taukeiaho (born in Auckland, 1 Test for Kiwis)
Manu Ma’u (born in Auckland, 6 Tests for Kiwis)
Sika Manu (born in Wellington, 13 Tests for Kiwis)
Jason Taumalolo (born in Auckland, 10 Tests for Kiwis)
Sione Katoa (born in Auckland, Junior Kiwis)
Sam Moa (9 Tests for Kiwis)
Peni Terepo (born in Auckland)

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