Kiwis name extended squad for Tonga match

Veteran halves Benji Marshall and Kieran Foran are among 27 players named in a wider Kiwi squad for the inaugural Oceania Cup Test against Mate Ma’a Tonga at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland on Saturday, June 22. (Evan Semón Photography). The last of the 34-year-old Marshall’s 27 Tests was in 2012 when he captained the […]


Fox Memorial Premiership Team of the Week – Rd 10

Every weekend kiwileaguecentral.com surveys coaches and players to determine the Fox Memorial Premiership Team of the Week. Here’s who made the cut for round 10. (Pictured: Joe Bywater). Fullback: James Dowie (Mangere East) Wing: James Waterson (Northcote) Centre: Kenny Stewart (Northcote) Five-eighth: Eiden Ackland (Mt Albert) Halfback: Trent Wallace (Mt Albert) Prop: Clayton Williams (Howick) […]


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 […]