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Player Kalani Peyroux-Donaldson

Full Name
Kalani Peyroux-Donaldson
  1. 🇳🇿 New Zealand
  1. Second Row
Warriors Years Active
  1. 2024
De La Salle College (Auckland)
Junior Club/s
Mangere East/Howick Hornets



2017 - Counties Manukau Maori U12
2017 - NZ Maori Tournament Team U12
2018 - Auckland South U13 Region of Origin
2019 - Auckland South U14 Region of Origin
2020 - Counties Manukau Maori U15
2020 - NZ Maori Tournament Team U15
2022 - De La Salle College 1st XIII
2023 - Howick Hornets Premiers Team
2024 - Warriors SG Ball

31 Hornets players selected for higher honours​

By Ben Plummer

To build on an impressive year for the Howick Hornets Rugby League Football Club, 31 players and two coaches have been selected for representative sides.

Hornets’ media manager Josh Garry says for the entire season, senior squads have worked tirelessly to be the best they can be for their club and their fans.

“We at the Howick Hornets are … extremely proud to be able to return the favour and support the massive 31 players as well as two coaches, who have deservedly been selected for higher honours,” Garry says.

Seventeen of the 31 players selected from the club took the field for the Hornets premier women in their women’s premiership-winning season.
“Of course, we believe there could have been more, but given the abundance of promising talent throughout Auckland Rugby League there unfortunately isn’t room for everyone,” Garry says.

The NZRL national men’s and Sky Sport women’s premierships competitions both kick off on Saturday, September 2 and take place over six consecutive weekends.

Hornets Representative Players
Counties Manukau Stingrays boys U18

2023 NZRL National Secondary Schools Boys Squad:

1. Sio Kali – St. Paul’s College
2. Maretino Kaloudau – St. Thomas of Canterbury College
3. Chelden Hayward – St. Thomas of Canterbury College
4. Jackson Stewart – St. Thomas of Canterbury College
5. Malakai Cama – Rotorua Boys’ High School
6. Quiann Feterika-Mafoe – St. Paul’s College
7. Meihana Pauling – St. Thomas of Canterbury College
8. Malachi Filipo – St. Paul’s College
9. Noah Harmer-Campbell – St. Thomas of Canterbury College
10. Jason Salalilo – St. Thomas of Canterbury College
11. Tepatasi Laumalili – De La Salle College
12. Mikaele Ilaiu – Rotorua Boys’ High School
13. Junior Sikuvea – De La Salle College
14. Sosaia Latu – Otahuhu College
15. Kalani Peyroux-Donaldson – De La Salle College
16. Jeriko Filipi-Talisau – St. Paul’s College
17. Zeke Faga-Ieti – St Thomas of Canterbury College
18. Ezekiel Paulo – St. Thomas of Canterbury College
19. Lennox Tuiloma – St. Thomas of Canterbury College

Emerging Player of the Tournament: Phillip Lavakeiaho – Wesley College
Tournament MVP: Sio Kali – St. Paul’s College
National Secondary Schools Boys v New Zealand Resident Clubs Boys


FINAL SCORE: New Zealand Resident Clubs Boys 30-22

1Meihana Pauling (St. Thomas of Canterbury College)FULLBACKCaleb Wright (Waikato)1
2Maretino Kaloudau (St. Thomas of Canterbury College)WINGRaphael Sio (Akarana)2
3Chelden Hayward (St. Thomas of Canterbury College)CENTREMatiasi Lolesio (Auckland)3
4Jackson Stewart (St. Thomas of Canterbury College)CENTREDakota Kakoi (South Island)4
5Malakai Cama (Rotorua Boys’ High School)WINGXavier Lynch (South Island)5
6Sosaia Latu (Otahuhu College)STAND OFFJamie Junior Te Whata (Counties Manukau)6
7Quiann Feterika-Mafoe (St. Paul’s College)HALF BACKMaui Winitana-Patelesio (Wellington)7
8Malachi Filipo (St. Paul’s College)PROPRodney Vea (Counties Manukau)8
9Turama Paranihi (Waikato)HOOKERAtelea Filo (Counties Manukau)9
10Torino Jackson (South Island Scorpions)PROPFrancis Tuimauga (Counties Manukau)10
11Tepatasi Laumalili (De La Salle College)SECOND ROWLyrakai-Layke Posimani (Akarana)11
12Mikaele Ilaiu (Rotorua Boys’ High School)SECOND ROWTe Kaio Cranwell (South Island)12
13Christian Junior Sikuvea (De La Salle College)LOOSE FORWARDCarlos Davis (Akarana)13
14Elijah Paea (De La Salle College)INTERCHANGEPsalms Iosua (Akarana)14
15Kalani Peyroux-Donaldson (De La Salle College)INTERCHANGEJaydyn Hoeta (South Island)15
16Jeriko Filipi-Talisau (St. Paul’s College)INTERCHANGEJoshua Grewe (South Island)16
17Ezekiel Faga-Ieti (St. Thomas of Canterbury College)INTERCHANGEAllan Malama-Talataina (Auckland)17
18Ezekiel Paulo (St. Thomas of Canterbury College)INTERCHANGEEteuati Jeremiah Tatupu (Counties Manukau)18
19Lennox Tuiloma (St. Thomas of Canterbury College)INTERCHANGEHirini Holmes (Counties Manukau)19

Dean Bell Cup (18s) Grand Final: Auckland Black 22 – 16 Auckland Red

The last Grand Final of the day was played between Auckland Red and Auckland Black for the Dean Bell Cup (18s). Both sides had great campaigns but there could only be one champion at the end of 70 minutes of footy. Ollie Horgan was the first to dot down off an over-the-top pass from Noah Jensen to give the Auckland Red side a 4-0 lead early in the game. Ollie Horgan got his double minutes later, once again Noah Jensen assisted with a lovely cut-out ball.

Auckland Black hit back with Leniks Toilolo scoring out on the right side. Leniks threw a big dummy and got one on one with his defender, a great try from the big backrower. The halftime score saw Auckland Red winning the Grand Final 12-10.

In the second half the rain started to pour down which made for a tight Grand Final. The score was locked up 16-16 with 3 minutes to go, it could have gone either way, but a towering bomb from Iosia Tuli changed everything, the Auckland Red backline had a miss communication and dropped the ball. The ball dropped into the chasing Antonio Ulugias hands, and he dived over the try line to win the game for Auckland Black.

Auckland Black won both the Shaun Johnson Shield and the Dean Bell Cup. Kalani Peyroux-Donaldson was named Man of the Match in the 18s Final. An impressive performance by Kalani, making a high number of tackles and runs, inspiring his team to fight back in a tough game. Congratulations to Auckland Black on winning the Dean Bell Cup, and congratulations to all the players who played in the Dean Bell Cup for all your amazing efforts.

Article added: Monday 03 April 2023
Mixed heritage, a lot like his cousin Dominique Peroux.

I see he played in a couple of NZ Maori tournaments despite not naming NZ Maori in his geneology Per Se.
But as a Cook Islander and Tahitian he has blood ties to NZ Maori that doubly qualify him for the Maori side.
Mixed heritage, a lot like his cousin Dominique Peroux.

I see he played in a couple of NZ Maori tournaments despite not naming NZ Maori in his geneology Per Se.
But as a Cook Islander and Tahitian he has blood ties to NZ Maori that doubly qualify him for the Maori side.
He maybe Maori but all those cultural teams just stack their teams with the best talent they can sneak in and also some players will forgo their cultural teams to follow a successful one or better coach who might have his ear in at another higher rep team...