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Kiwis abroad – June 8

Kiwis abroad – June 8

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.

Starting at the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield, where former New Zealand Warriors Sam Rapira and Sebastine Ikahihifo helped lay the platform for the Giants’ 44-4 thrashing of the Warrington Wolves.

With 26 tackles and 103 metres, 26-year-old Ikahihifo was among Huddersfield’s best forwards.

Mangere East Hawks junior Sam Moa continued his strong start to life back in the Super League, scoring the opening try for Catalans Dragons in an otherwise miserable encounter which they lost 26-6 to the Widnes Vikings.

The Castleford Tigers remain clear top of the table after a 16-12 victory over St Helens, with Ben Roberts, Jake Webster, Jesse Sene-Lefao and Junior Moors continuing to fly the New Zealand flag for the classy Tigers.

Fetuli Talanoa and Carlos Tuimavave were the centre pairing for Hull FC in a 39-26 win over Thomas Leuluai and Frank-Paul Nuuausala’s Wigan Warriors.

Down in the Championship Constantine Mika and Kane Bentley both registered four-pointers for Toulouse as they held second position on the ladder, beating Batley 28-20.

Former Cronulla Shark and New Zealand Warrior Misi Taulapapa was one of Featherstone Rovers’ best in a crucial 20-20 draw with ladder-leading Hull KR, scoring the opening try on 11 minutes.

Api Pewhairangi and Mark Ioane both stood out for London as they remained equal on points with Toulouse in second, with the latter getting over for a try.

League 1 heavyweights Toronto continued their relentless push for promotion, pushing aside the Coventry Bears 54-12, with Fuifui Moimoi helping himself to a double.

(Main photo: Junior Moors on the charge. Credit: castlefordtigers.com).