General New Zealand Players in the NRL

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westie stylz_old

I need some help out there. I'm trying to compile a comprehensive list of all the NZ players currently in the NRL.

I basically want to end up with two lists. Those who have debuted in first grade and who are eligible for NZ and those who are on various clubs books but who haven't debuted yet. if anybody could add to the list in any way they can whether it be place of birth or adding names or whatever it would be much appreciated.

I'm just doing it to see how NZ player numbers are increasing and wondering how long it will be before we get a second team in the comp. I'm up around 60+ first graders at the moment and it's well over 80 NZers that i can find on teams books.

Greg Eastwood (b. Auckland – Manurewa)
John Te Reo (b. Wellington – Wainuiomata)
Andrew Lomu (b. Sydney but played for Kiwis through parents)

Ben Roberts (b. Sydney but played for Kiwis through parents)
Matthew Utai (b. Auckland)
Sonny Bill Williams (b. Auckland – Marist)
Tim Winitana (b. Wellington)
Billy Ngawini (b. Auckland - Papakura Sea Eagles)
Lee Te Maari (b. Tokoroa)

Glen Turner (b. Christchurch – Linwood)
Jason Williams (b. Auckland – Marist)

David Faiumu (b. Wellington – Wainuiomata)
Sione Faumuina (b. Auckland – Glenora)
Toshio Laiseni (b. Tonga – Otahuhu Leopards)

Steve Matai (b. Auckland – Ponsonby)
Jack Afamasaga (b. Wellington)

Adam Blair (b. Whangarei – Northland Carvers)
Sam Tagataese (b. Lower Hutt – Hutt Valley Marists)
Ryan Shortland (b. Masterton)
Matt Rua (b. Auckland – Waitemata)
Paletasala Ale (b. Auckland - Auckland Lions)
Sika Manu (b. Wellington)

George Carmont (b. Auckland – Otahuhu)
Cooper Vuna (b. Auckland)
Terrence Seuseu (b. NZ)
Jesse Royal (b. Waikato)
Marvin Karawana (b. Wellington)

Nathan Cayliss (b. Australia but has played for the kiwis)
Fui Fui Moimoi (b. Auckland – Mt Albert)
Krisnan Inu (b. Apia but has played for the Kiwis)
Aaron Cannings (b. Auckland)
Weller Hauraki (b. Dannevirke - Levin Knights)

Frank Pritchard (b. Sydney but has played 8 tests for the Kiwis)
Tony Puletua (b. Auckland)
Frank Puletua (b. Auckland)
Mark Meredith (b. Samoa – played for Junior Kiwis)
Junior Moors (b. Auckland)

Fraser Anderson (b. Auckland – East Coast Bays)
Luke Covell (b. Australia but available for the Kiwis due to a Kiwi father)
Phillip Leuluai (b. Auckland – Otahuhu)
Misi Taulapapa (b. Auckland – Marist)

Roy Asotasi (b. Auckland – Marist)
David Fa’alogo (b. Auckland – Mt Albert)
Joe Galuvao (b. Auckland – Manurewa)
David Kidwell (b. Christchurch – Hornby)
Jeremy Smith (b Huntly)
Nigel Vagana (b. Auckland – Richmond)
Isaac Luke (b. Hawera - Hawera Hawks)

Lagi Setu (b. New Zealand)
Rangi Chase (Dannevirke Tigers)
Ben Ellis (Turangi Dambusters)
Ricky Thorby (b. New Zealand - Central Falcons)

Sam Perrett (b. Auckland)
Iosia Soliola (b. Auckland – Ponsonby)
Vince Mellars (b. Petone – Petone)

Paul Whatuira (b. Wellington – Wainuiomata)
Taniela Tuiaki (b. Auckland)
Benji Marshall (b. Whakatane)
Dene Halatau (b. Invercargill)
Bronson Harrison (b. Auckland)
Ben Te'o (b. New Zealand)

Jake Webster (Melbourne but has played for the Kiwis)

Patrick Ah Van (b. Auckland – Te Atatu)
Simon Mannering (b. Napier – Wellington Orcas)
Manu Vatuvei (b. Auckland – Otahuhu)
Jerome Ropati (b. Auckland – Marist)
Louis Anderson (b. Dargaville – East Coast Bays)
Wairangi Koopu (b. Opotiki – Taniwharau)
Epalahame Lauaki (Waitemata)
Corey Lawrie (b. Christchurch – Canterbury Bulls)
Sam Rapira (b. Hamilton – Hukanui)
Logan Swann (b. Auckland – Mt Wellington)
Evarn Tuimavave (b. Auckland – Richmond)
Ruben Wiki (b. Auckland – Otahuhu)
Nathan Fien (b. Mount Isa…grannygate anyone?)
Lance Hohaia (b.Hamilton – Taniwharau)

On the Warriors books but haven’t debuted
Malo Solomona (Richmond)
Miguel Start (Pakuranga)
Isaac John (Waicoa Bay Stallions)
Daniel O’Regan (b. Auckland)
Leeson Ah Mau
Sonny Fai (b. Auckland – Counties Manukau Jetz)
Roman Hifo
Scott Jones (Bay Roskill)
Wayne McDade (Richmond)
Russell Packer (Central Falcons)
Constantine Mika (Otahuhu)

Players in other NRL clubs who haven't debuted yet (that I know of)

Hanan Laban (b. Lower Hutt)
Tim Natusch (b. Wellington)

Karl Johnson (b. NZ – Taniurharall)

Brackin Karauria-Henry (b. Auckland – Halswell)

Liam Foran

NZ BORN (but traitors)
Karmichael Hunt (b. Auckland)
Tonie Carroll (b. Christchurch)
Brad Thorn (b. Dunedin)
Willie Mason (b. Auckland)
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I can't add to the list but wanted to let you know about
John Te Reo from the Broncos. This kid is a GUN !!!!

Saw him play against Bulldogs and he did ok, word has it he's kicking ass in Queensland Cup.
He's 21 and plays hooker and lock. If Wayne Bennett gives him more game time, he'll be looked
at by the NZ selectors in time to come.

A kiwi people, a kiwi.

Future international, remember the name and where you heard it. He's good !!!

John Te Reo



terrance seu seu made debut this year and has impressed. isaac luke for south sydney, another gun hooker.


another player u can add to the storm list is LIAM FORAN.
a good young 5/8th or half who used to play along side mitchell pearce in club footy and aussie schoolboys.

he caused a bit of an uproar early this year while on tour with the schoolboys after he stated that he pledged his allegiance to the Kiwis. it pissed off a lot of the aussie greats cos this kid was supposed to be groomed as a rep player of the future.


You sure about Kaufusi? Didn't he play for Australia last year and Qld in the 1st Origin this year?