Warriors name mixture of experience and youth

New Zealand Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney has named 11 players with NRL experience in the 23-man squad for the club’s first 2019 trial against the Melbourne Storm at Kardinia Park in Geelong on Friday night. Among them are experienced centre Blake Ayshford, new signing Lachlan Burr, 2018 Kiwi rookie Isaiah Papali’i, props Bunty Afoa, […]


Waterview Laundromat local Q&A – Carmen Taplin

To a number of the game’s biggest stars, she’s ‘Aunty Carmen’, one of the most likeable people in local rugby league, who has been tasked with helping to raise a host of NRL players over the past decade, as part of her roles with the New Zealand Rugby League, Sydney Roosters and New Zealand Warriors. […]


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 […]