Kiwis earn convincing win in third Test

The Kiwis thumped England 34-0 at Elland Road in Leeds, picking up their only victory of the 2018 UK tour. Having lost the opening two Tests in Hull and Liverpool, the Kiwis played like a weight had been lifted off their shoulders in Yorkshire. The game wasn’t even 10 minutes old when Ken Maumalo battled […]


Waterview Laundromat local Q&A – Fita Hala

In October Fita Hala guided the Auckland Vulcans U15 side to the national title for the very first time, upsetting perennial heavyweights Akarana and Counties Manukau along the way. Here’s our chat with coach Hala about the achievement. Has it sunk in yet that you coached, what is perceived as a third-string Auckland team, to […]


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 […]