NZ Player of the Week – Rd 2

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. (Photo: nrlphotos). Round 1 NZ Player of Week points: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck – 4 points Benji Marshall – 3 points Martin Taupau – 2 points Jordan Rapana […]


Auckland Nines Team of the Tournament

The Auckland league season got underway on Saturday with the hosting of the ARL Nines on the Hibiscus Coast. Here’s who stood out. 1: Francis Leger (Pt Chevalier) Had a hand in almost everything good Pt Chevalier did, playing at first receiver and in the hooking role. The Nines format brings out the best of […]


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 […]