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Hedi Moani-Kafoa Q&A

Hedi Moani-Kafoa is a promising teenage footy player with one remarkable difference. The south Auckland-raised Otahuhu College graduate has won a national secondary schools competition and this year caught the attention of plenty with some huge performances in Queensland state competitions, doing it all with only one hand, having been born without a right hand. […]

Christian Mika Q&A

Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck Q&A

His older brother is proving one heck of an act to follow, but so far Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck is doing a damn fine job of making a name for himself. Already a Premiership winner at U-20 level, ‘JTS’ is also a social media star in the making, showcasing impressive talents both on and off the field. […]

Arana Taumata Q&A

Mason Lino Q&A

Mason Lino is the somewhat forgotten man waiting behind arguably the NRL’s best halves pairing. At 23 years of age he’s played three first-grade games and represented Samoa on the international stage. We go 1-on-1 with the talented playmaker to talk all things footy. KLC: The Intrust Super Premiership side are undefeated at the top […]

Te Maire Martin Q&A

Leivaha Pulu Q&A

He was a late bloomer by usual NRL standards, but Leivaha Pulu was worth the wait. The 27-year-old made his first-grade debut last year for the Gold Coast Titans and has since become a kay part of their Kiwi-dominated forward pack. We caught up with the Auckland-born Marist Saints junior to get the lowdown on […]

Warriors sign Pulu and Gavet

Corey Harawira-Naera Q&A

Corey Harawira-Naera joins a growing list of Northland league talents plying their trade in Australia’s best competitions, and is on the verge of cracking the NRL with a Penrith Panthers side stacked with young talent. We caught up with the 21-year-old forward to talk footy and growing up in Opononi. KLC: Let’s start with 2016, […]

Te Maire Martin Q&A

Q&A: Francis Meli

In his pomp Francis Meli was one of the most devastating wingers to put on a New Zealand Warriors jersey. A prolific try-scorer and a brutal hitter on both sides of the ball, Meli enjoyed a 16-year career in both the NRL and Super League. Kiwileaguecentral.com caught up with him recently to discuss life in […]

Leivaha Pulu Q&A