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Kiwis abroad – February 15


Check out the latest news involving our Kiwis playing outside of New Zealand and Australia.

The 2017 Super League season got underway last weekend, and as always New Zealand players were in the thick of the action.

The Castleford Tigers must have missed the memo about rolling out the welcome mat for newly-promoted Leigh Centurions, as they punished them 44-16 at The Jungle.

Kiwi forward Jesse Sene-Lefao celebrated his club debut with a try, while Auckland-born Junior Moors joined him in the scoresheet for Castleford.

In the south of France Catalans Dragons were surprise winners against Warrington, with Kirsnan Inu, Sam Moa and Justin Horo all playing their role in the 20-12 victory.

Hull FC got their campaign off to a positive start, grinding past Wakefield 12-8 at Belle Vue, with Fetuli Talanoa, Carlos Tuimavave and Sika Manu taking the field for FC.

Former Newcastle Knights and Melbourne Storm centre Junior Sa’u scored a try and ran for over 100 metres against Wigan, but it wasn’t enough to get his Salford side a result.

Down in the Championship newcomers Toulouse Olympique copped a 32-14 defeat to Sheffield. Toulouse have a strong New Zealand connection, with Andrew Bentley, Constantine Mika and Tyla Hepi among the local lads at the club.

Auckland back Chris Ulugia’s double made all the difference for Featherstone in a 8-6 victory over Oldham.

In Challenge Cup action, New Zealand’s very own London-based club, the Wests Warriors, continued on their giant-killing mission with a 26-0 shut-out of Featherstone Lions.


Only founded in 2014, the eighth division club will now face Haydock on the weekend of February 25-26 in the third round of the national knockout competition.