With New Zealand league players scattered all around the world these days, kiwileaguecentral.com brings you a wrap of some of the Kiwis you may have forgotten about who are taking the field outside of New Zealand and Australia.
A full round of Super League action took place over the weekend, with Hull FC – who have Carlos Tuimavave, Sika Manu and Frank Pritchard – continuing their climb up the table with a 17-16 win over St Helens. Hull now sit in 5th position.
The Kiwi-stacked Widnes Vikings received another dose of reality after a great start to the year which had them leading the competition. Over the weekend they lost 21-8 to Les Catalans and have now dropped to third.
Former Junior Warriors hooker Michael Sio scored a try and made 26 tackles for Wakefield as they beat Salford 32-18. In the beaten side Junior Sa’u stood out with 195 run metres on the day.
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It was a try-fest out at ‘The Jungle’ in Castleford, as the Tigers edged last-placed Huddersfield 38-34.
A 2005 Tri-Nations winner with the Kiwis, Jake Webster, crossed for Castleford, while on the other side Sam Rapira got a rare meat pie as well.
Down in the second-tier Championship Harrison Hansen’s Leigh Centurions put together a second-half blitz to beat the Dewsbury Rams 40-18 and remain clear top of the table, while Misi Taulapapa scored a try for Featherstone Rovers in their 20-19 loss to Halifax in West Yorkshire.