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 taking the field outside of New Zealand and Australia. (Main photo: rugby-league.com).
A Carlos Tuimavave try helped Hull FC to a 32-24 win over St Helens in Round 16, but it wasn’t such a happy weekend for the other side of Hull as Kingston Rovers went down 34-16 to the high-flying Catalans Dragons.
Former Warrior Louis Anderson went over for a try for the Dragons, who also had Justin Horo playing out in the centres.
Wakefield proved no match for Salford at the AJ Bell Stadium in Greater Manchester, with the Red Devils winning 38-8. Salford centre Junior Sa’u stood out once again, scoring a try and running for 144 metres on the night.
— Junior Sa'u (@junior_sau) May 27, 2016
Wigan got up to beat Castleford 33-26, with three of the Tigers’ four tries coming from Kiwi players – Denny Solomona with a double and Jake Webster [pictured in the main photo] with one.
Before the match Castleford were met with the news that another Kiwi star, Ben Roberts, will miss the remainder of the season due to injury.
— Super League (@SuperLeague) May 24, 2016
In the second-tier Championship Auckland’s Quentin Laulu-Togagae was among the scorers for Sheffield Eagles, but they had nothing to match the London Broncos in an eventual 32-14 loss.
Former New Zealand Warriors lower-grade players Api Pewhairangi and Mark Ioane both took the field for London, who sit second on the table.