Green named for Warriors

Blake Green has been listed to return at halfback for the New Zealand Warriors’ sixth-round NRL clash against North Queensland at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday (7.30pm kick-off). The veteran 32-year-old missed last Saturday’s narrow 24-28 loss to South Sydney after going down with a leg injury in the warm-up ahead of the Sunshine Coast […]


Fox Championship Team of the Week – Rd 5

Every weekend kiwileaguecentral.com surveys coaches and players to determine the Fox Championship Team of the Week. Here’s who made the cut for round five. Fullback: Maka Hakalo (Pakuranga) Wing: Koronato John (Manukau) Centre: Sione Akauola (Mt Wellington) Five-eighth: Boston Hakaria (Te Atatu) Halfback: Jody Henry (Pukekohe) Prop: Shaymis Makiri (Te Atatu) Hooker: Bobbie Brown (Pukekohe) […]


I was Kiwi #597 – Dean Lonergan

One of the few New Zealand league players who is better-known in retirement than he was as a player. These days he’s the driving force behind Duco Events, the NRL Auckland Nines and Joseph Parker, but in the 1980s and ’90s Lonergan was a terrorising figure for opposing forwards in the Auckland competition, where he played […]