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Kiwis abroad – July 19


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 playing outside of New Zealand and Australia. (Main photo: Patrick Ah Van diving over for a try. Credit: photosport.nz).

In a week full of action in the Super League, nothing could trump Denny Solomona’s amazing effort against Warrington at The Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

Four tries on the day took his season haul up to 28 tries in 20 games, continuing an amazing run for the Auckland-born flyer. It wasn’t anywhere near enough to save his Castleford side though, going down 42-26.

Over in Widnes the Vikings fell to a 32-24 loss to Salford, with Patrick Ah Van featuring in the Widnes scoring. Weller Hauraki, Junior Sa’u and Ben Murdoch-Masila all added solid contributions for the Red Devils.

Wakefield jumped up to sixth on the ladder with a crucial 30-28 win against Les Catalans in the south of France. Former Warriors Michael Sio and Bill Tupou both scored tries for the Wildcats.

On the other side of the field Justin Horo scored for the Dragons and powered his way to 155 metres.

Down in the Championship competition London fell a step closer to dropping out of the top two, with a 31-20 loss to third-placed Batley Bulldogs.

Former New Zealand Maori rep Api Pewhairangi was a bright spark for the Broncos, scoring a try and directing traffic well with his new halves partner Jamie Soward.

Out at Halifax former New Zealand Warrior and Cronulla Shark Misi Taulapapa scored a vital try in Featherstone’s 24-20 win over the ‘Blue Sox’, while Epalahame Lauaki and his Bradford Bulls romped to a 44-12 win over Oldham.