With New Zealand league players scattered all around the world these days, kiwileaguecentral.com brings you a wrap of the past week involving some of the Kiwis you may have forgotten about who are taking the field outside of New Zealand and Australia. (Main photo: photosport.nz).
A busy week of combined league and Challenge Cup action in Europe saw plenty of Kiwis in the news.
New Zealand trio Frank Pritchard, Sika Manu and Fetuli Talanoa were all among the statistical leaders for Hull in a 20-18 loss to Leeds, but it came at a cost for Pritchard who was forced off with injury later in the match.
Not looking great for Frank Pritchard who is forced off through injury pic.twitter.com/4XQz21WQEQ
— Super League (@SuperLeague) April 15, 2016
The bottom of the pile Huddersfield Giants caused one of the upsets of the season by grinding past Warrington 11-0. Off the bench Sam Rapira offered plenty with 137 run metres, while Ukuma Ta’ai was good in the back-row.
Former Warrior Louis Anderson and his Les Catalans side are now up to second on the table following a convincing 30-12 defeat of St Helens at Langtree Park.
Castleford went down 26-12 to Wigan, but Auckland-born flyer Denny Solomona got over for a try and remains the Super League’s top try scorer with 13.
— Wigan Warriors (@WiganWarriorsRL) April 15, 2016
In the Challenge Cup round played over the last week MacGraff Leuluai and Hep Cahill helped Widnes to an easy 62-6 victory over Rochdale, while Junior Sa’u and Weller Hauraki’s Salford side also had a big victory over Hunslet.
Kane and Andrew Bentley both started for Toulouse Olympique as they got up 10-8 over Leigh, before Tinirau Arona and Michael Sio got in on the scoring for Wakefield in a 44-10 win against Sheffield.