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After a disappointing Round 10 performance the Warriors once again made the journey to Sydney, this time to face the bottom of the table Parramatta Eels. The Warriors were buoyed by the return of Issac Luke but lost Roger Tuivasa-Sheck who stayed in New Zealand on baby watch; this saw a reshuffle with Peta Hiku moving to fullback and Gerard Beale making his Warriors debut at right centre. With several teams nipping at their heels the Warriors needed the win here, and they walked away with...
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...
After their impressive Round nine victory the Warriors hosted the Sydney Roosters in the first ever Indigenous round game played in New Zealand. After defeating the Roosters emphatically in Round four, many (myself included) predicted another win for the home side but the Roosters had other plans as they dominated the Warriors in a one-sided affair handing the locals a 32-0 drubbing. What a disappointing game, losing is bad but to not score a single point is dreadful which is probably...
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...
After the disappointment of Anzac day, the Warriors returned home to face a West Tigers outfit that has been on end of back to back defeats desperately looking to return to the impressive form they have shown in 2018. This was not to be as the Warriors who were looking to make their own return to form made a statement with a resounding 26-4 victory. The Warriors needed to bounce back from last weeks lacklustre performance, and I think they made a good step in the right direction. The...
After their first loss of the season, the Warriors had their first taste of Friday Night Football as they hosted the undefeated St George Illawarra Dragons. Questions were raised about the teams lack of intensity in the aftermath of their loss to the Broncos and fans and sceptics alike were eagerly awaiting Round 7 to see if the Warriors would bounce back or if Round 6 was the start of a slide. Well, the Warriors regained their intensity and in front of a bumper crowd of 18,295 fans put on...
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...
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