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. (Photo: rugby-league.com).
As the end of the 2016 season nears, second-tier Leigh Centurions secured promotion to the Super League for next year with a stunning 48-40 victory over current top-flight strugglers Huddersfield.
The Centurions squad features former New Zealand internationals Harrison Hansen and Fuifui Moimoi.
— Paul McCarthy (@PMccPhotography) September 10, 2016
Over in France, Toulouse Olympique finished the League 1 season unbeaten, clocking up a 44-22 win over Barrow.
Avondale-raised dummy-half forward Kane Bentley scored, while former New Zealand Warrior and Newcastle Knight Constantine Mika grabbed a double for Toulouse.
There aren’t too many Super League games which feature six tries by Kiwi players, but that’s exactly what happened at the AJ Bell Stadium as the Red Devils crushed Featherstone 70-16.
Forwards Weller Hauraki, Ben Murdoch-Masila and centre Junior Sa’u both grabbed doubles as Salford moved up to fifth in the Qualifiers Super 8s.
At the upper end of the Super League ladder Hull FC and Wigan faced off, with Fetuli Talanoa’s try not enough to prevent an 18-12 loss for FC.
Iafeta Paleaaesina got in on the scoring for Doncaster as they beat York City 36-28, while Etuate Uaisele did the same for Dewsbury in a 38-22 win over Sheffield.