Home FEATURES Kiwis abroad – April 13

Kiwis abroad – April 13


Check out the latest news involving our Kiwis playing league outside of New Zealand and Australia, with our wrap of the action from around Europe.

After avoiding relegation from the Super League by the narrowest of margins last year, the Salford Red Devils have been on fire to start 2017, and made easy work of Hull FC last week.

Kiwi lads Junior Sa’u and Ben Murdoch-Masila both scored tries as the Red Devils won 54-18, with former NRL players Sika Manu and Fetuli Talanoa taking the field for FC.

In Leigh both Krisnan Inu and Louis Anderson helped Catalans Dragons get up over the newly-promoted Centurions, scoring tries in an eventual 37-26 win, while Bill Tupou scored one of Wakefield’s six tries in a romp of Widnes.

Castleford maintained their spot at the top of the Super League ladder with a strong showing against defending champions Wigan, with New Zealanders Jake Webster and Jesse Sene-Lefao both scoring tries for the Tigers.

Junior Moors and Ben Roberts also took the field for ‘Cas’, while Wigan had Thomas Leuluai at halfback and Frank-Paul Nuuausala in the front row.

In the Championship Featherstone beat London 38-18, with Chris Ulugia scoring a double for Rovers.

Api Pewhairangi and Mark Ioane made sure there was a Kiwi presence in the Broncos line-up as well.

Former Junior Kiwis captain Zach Dockar-Clay celebrated his arrival at Hull KR with a try in their demolition of Swinton, while Constantine Mika and Tyla Hepi both came off the bench for second-placed Toulouse in a comfortable win over Oldham.

In the third-tier League 1 Fuifui Moimoi grabbed a double and Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e also scored a try for Toronto as they eased past Doncaster.

(Photo: torontowolfpack.com).