Internationals List of "Kiwi Eligible" Players in the NRL NYC 2015

The Sharks have got some good young talent in their system.Prop Fine Kula and centre Semisi Kioa are in the SG Ball and Frankie Pele a strong prop/2nd rower in the Harold Matthews.I think we'll be hearing a lot more about these guys in the next couple of years.
 
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The Sharks have got some good young talent in their system.Prop Fine Kula and centre Semisi Kioa are in the SG Ball and Frankie Pele a strong prop/2nd rower in the Harold Matthews.I think we'll be hearing a lot more about these guys in the next couple of years.

Think Fine Kula is already getting big wraps was name Harold Matthews player of the year for the Sharks who happen to have won the Comp. Signed with the Sharks till the end of 2016, think a few clubs will be chasing his signature if he dosen't re-sign with the Sharks.
 
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mt.wellington

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Tamaki College league players working to chase NRL dream
HUGH COLLINS
Last updated 13:22, November 4 2015
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Pursuing your dreams is about making sacrifices.

This is the mindset of two Tamaki College year 12 rugby league players who have both been picked up by NRL junior development squads.

Troy Pulupaki, 17, has joined a Junior Warriors development side as well as the national Kiwis under-18 team.

He was originally a union player but was inspired to change codes by his cousin at age 12.

Playing at lock, Pulupaki has stuck with the code because he prefers its intensity.

"In union there's too many lineouts, kicks and scrums, league is straight into the action."

Jonty Timoti, 16, has been invited to join a Bulldogs development camp in Sydney in December.

He will also train with the Kiwis under-16 team that will play Samoa in January.

The halfback has been in the code since he was 4 and plays his club rugby for the Ellerslie Eagles.

League was passed down to him from his older brothers, one of who is now part of a feeder development club for the Canberra Raiders.

Both players are dreaming of making the NRL and are not naive about the hard work ahead of them.

Jonty says it can be disheartening knowing the talent they are competing against.

"That's what kind of brings you down, but it's just up to us if we want it or not, if we can put in the extra yards," he says.

Troy says they are both aware of the sacrifices they need to make around diet and going out with friends.

Tamaki College joined the College Rugby League competition for the first time this year.

They came first in their division after dominating Manurewa High School 28-0 in the final.

Sports co-ordinator Kieran Gutry says rugby league has been successful at the school because of the drive from the students.

"It's a student-led team and it's shown that we can have both a successful rugby union and rugby league team."

https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/lo...ege-league-players-working-to-chase-nrl-dream
 
Two lads I went to school with, Harlan Collins and Donovan Briggs are in the Sea Eagles and Sharks systems respectively. Donovan has also played games in the Kiwis U16's.
 

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Two lads I went to school with, Harlan Collins and Donovan Briggs are in the Sea Eagles and Sharks systems respectively. Donovan has also played games in the Kiwis U16's.
Been posted already...

Tony Matautia. Jaz Flavell. Donovan Briggs. Cronulla Sharks SG Ball team.

Semisi Kioa. Cronulla Sharks Harold Matthews team.
Harlan Collins. Ezra Chee-Kam. Manly Sea Eagles SG Ball team.

Livingstone Chee-Kam. Manly Sea Eagles Harold Matthews team.
Good article on the Chee-Kam brothers.
https://m.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...h-the-sea-eagles/story-fngr8iii-1227218776689
 
Some Kiwi eligible player signing news.

2015 Kiwis train on squad member Matt McIllwrick has left the roosters and signed with the Sharks for 2016.
https://www.sharks.com.au/news/2015/11/20/sharks_signing_mcilw.html

2015 Melbourne Storm Holden cup player Aidan Taua has joined the Gold Coast Titans Holden cup team for 2016. Having impressed in there Holden Cup trials.
https://www.titans.com.au/news/2015/11/19/youngsters_who_passe.html

Herman Ese'ese trailing with the Broncos during the preseason
https://m.couriermail.com.au/sport/...tory-fnp0lyn6-1227611376467&memtype=anonymous

Sitaleki Akauola has left the West Tigers and joined the Penrith Panthers for 2016.
https://www.penrithpanthers.com.au/news/2015/11/17/meet_the_re
cruits_si.html


Rory O'Brien has left the Dragons and signed with the Eels for 2016.
https://www.parraeels.com.au/news/2015/08/26/eels_sign_rory_o_bri.html
 
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