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Kiwis abroad – July 21


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.

The Castleford Tigers cast aside the Salford Red Devils 38-14 to remain eight points clear at the top of the ladder, with one-time Kiwi playmaker Ben Roberts scoring a try and Jesse Sene-Lefao topping the tackle count for the Tigers.

On the other side of the park Dannevirke product Weller Hauraki was one of the Red Devils’ best, leading the way with 46 tackles at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

Salford also welcomed the arrival of former New Zealand Warrior Manu Vatuvei this week, with the giant Kiwi set to boost their backline immediately.

Justin Horo grabbed two tries in a 46-28 defeat for his Catalans Dragons against St Helens and Ukuma Ta’ai scored for Huddersfield in their victory over newly-promoted Leigh.

Bill Tupou clocked a double for Wakefield, joined on the scoresheet by Dunedin’s Tinirau Arona, as the Wildcats cruised past Widnes 36-8.

Down in the Championship Misi Taulapapa scored on an otherwise dark day for Featherstone, while Michael Sio enjoyed a good start to life with Halifax as they won 28-8.

The Bentley brothers – Kane and Andrew- both started alongside Constantine Mika, while Tyla Hepi came off the bench for Toulouse Olympique in a thrilling 31-30 victory over top-of-the-table Hull KR, who had one-time Junior Kiwis captain Zach Dockar-Clay in their side.

Api Pewhairangi and Mark Ioane both started for London in a 58-18 rout of Rochdale, while Toronto continued their unbeaten run in league 1 with a 74-16 win over Hemel in Toronto.

Fuifui Moimoi was among the Wolfpack’s nine try scorers.

(Main photo: salfordreddevils.net).