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.
Former New Zealand Warriors Krisnan Inu and Patrick Ah Van both got over for tries as Widnes opened their season with a 40-12 thrashing of Catalans Dragons, while Hep Cahill and Aaron Heremaia were also in the Vikings’ squad for the win.
Bill Tupou scored one of Wakefield’s six tries in a romp of newly-promoted Hull KR, while for the other side of Hull, Fetuli Talanoa scored a hat-trick for FC as they eased past a Huddersfield side with Kiwis Ukuma Ta’ai and Sebastine Ikahihifo in the 17.
Bryson Goodwin scored a try and kicked two goals in his Super League debut for Warrington, but it was Glenora Bears product Nathaniel Peteru, debuting for Leeds, who had the last laugh via a 16-12 win.
Zeb Taia scored twice for St Helens in a drubbing of 2017 Super League runners-up Castleford, who had one-time Kiwi Ben Roberts playing fullback along with centre Jake Webster and forwards Junior Moors and Jesse Sene-Lefao.
Thomas Leuluai and Frank-Paul Nuuausala helped Wigan to a 40-12 defeat of Junior Sau’s Salford.
Down in the second-tier Championship, Bodene Thompson got a first start for Leigh in a 34-12 loss to newly-promoted Toronto, while Mark Ioane helped London get off to a flying start with a try in a drubbing of Barrow Raiders.
French outfit Toulouse did it easy over Swinton, with New Zealand-born Andrew Bentley, Tyla Hepi and Eddy Pettybourne all playing.