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Kiwi Ferns named for Cook Islands

Three debutants have been named in Kiwi Ferns Coach Tony Benson’s starting line-up to take on Cook Islands in New Zealand’s second Women’s Rugby League World Cup game on Sunday, 6pm NZT. (NRLPhotos). 1 Apii Nicholls-Pualau 2 Atawhai Tupaea 3 Amber Kani 4 Shontelle Woodman 5 Honey Hireme 6 Raecene McGregor 7 Kimiora Nati 8 […]

Final teams for NZ v Fiji

The New Zealand Kiwis and Fiji Bati have confirmed their final teams for Staurday night’s Rugby League World Cup semi-final in Wellington. (Photo: NRLPhotos). New Zealand 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3 Dean Whare 4 Brad Takairangi 5 Jordan Rapana 6 Te Maire Martin 7 Shaun Johnson 8 Martin Taupau 9 Danny Levi 10 […]

Player ratings: Kiwi Ferns v Canada

The Kiwi Ferns got their 2017 Women’s Rugby League World Cup campaign off to a strong start against Canada, winning 50-4. Here’s how we rated each of the 17 players who took the field for New Zealand. (Photo NRLPhotos). 1 Apii Nicholls-Pualau Nice and safe at the back. Had a couple of good runs and […]

Big second half sees Ferns down Canada

Doubles to Honey Hireme, Teuila Fotu-Moala and Lilieta Maumau led the New Zealand Kiwi Ferns to 50-4 victory over Canada in the opening game of the 2017 Women’s Rugby League World Cup. (Photo: NRLPhotos). After leading just 16-4 at the break, the Ferns were much improved in the second half, blowing Canada away in what […]

Kiwi Ferns named for opener

Kiwi Ferns coach Tony Benson has named his side for New Zealand’s first Women’s Rugby League World Cup game against Canada on Thursday. (Photo: NRLPhotos). In what will be her fifth Women’s Rugby League World Cup, Laura Mariu will captain the Kiwi Ferns when they run out at Southern Cross Group Stadium in Sydney. Benson […]

RLWC quarter-final teams

All eight teams have been named for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup quarter-finals. Which kick off with Australia facing Samoa on Friday night in Darwin. (Photo: NRLPhotos). Australia v Samoa Darwin Stadium, Darwin, Friday 7pm (8.30pm AEDT) Australia 1 Billy Slater 2 Dane Gagai 3 Will Chambers 4 Josh Dugan 5 Valentine Holmes 6 […]

Key changes for Kiwis

Kiwis coach David Kidwell has made two major changes to his squad for Saturday’s quarter-final against Fiji in Wellington, following a last-up loss to Tonga. (Photo: NRLPhotos). Danny Levi will make his first run-on start for the Kiwis in front of his home crowd, starting ahead of Thomas Leuluai who has been dropped from the […]

RLWC Team of the Week – Week 3

Kiwileaguecentral.com brings you our Team of the Week from the final round of pool play at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. (Main photo: Reagan Campbell-Gillard. NRLPhotos). RLWC Team of team Week – Week 3: 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (New Zealand) 2 David Fusitu’a (Tonga) 3 Konrad Hurrell (Tonga) 4 Tom Trbojevic (Australia) 5 Suliasi Vunivalu (Fiji) 6 Tuimoala […]

WATCH: NZ v Tonga highlights

Catch the highlights from the 2017 Rugby League World Cup Pool B match between the Kiwis and Mate Ma’a Tonga at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton. (Photo: NRLPhotos).