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National Youth Tournament Finals
U17
1st/2nd

Akarana 30 Counties 22

Man of the Match – Jyris Glamuzina

3rd/4th
Southern 16 Auckland Vulcans 26

5th/6th
Wellington 14 Wai-Coa-Bay 25

7th/8th
Central 26 Northern 14

Merit Team
Aso FRETTON AKARANA (ROOSTERS)
Naufahu WHYTE AKARANA (ROOSTERS)
TJ DEVERY AKARANA
Jyris GLAMUZINA AKARANA
Moala GRAHAM-TAUFA AKARANA (ROOSTERS)
Tyson CHASE CENTRAL
Semisi SIKEI COUNTIES
Sione MOALA COUNTIES
Feao TONGIA COUNTIES
Paea FOTU COUNTIES
Caius FA’ATILI SOUTHERN
Griffen NEAME SOUTHERN (COWBOYS)
Okustino LUI VULCANS (KNIGHTS)
Konrad TU’UA VULCANS
Sean FIELD WAI-COA-BAY
Maui WALLACE WELLINGTON
Dallas McEWAN WELLINGTON

http://nzrl.co.nz/national-youth-tournament-finals-17s/
 
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National Youth Tournament Finals
U15

Auckland Vulcans 16 def South Island Scorpions 14
All other results TBC

Player of the Tournament – Stanley Iongi
Man of the Match – Stanley Iongi

Merit Team
Paaua PAPUNI-ABBOTT AKARANA
Arama KITE CENTRAL
Ali LEIATAUA COUNTIES
Kevan THOMPSON-CAMPBELL COUNTIES
Francis MANULELEUA COUNTIES
Ben PENI COUNTIES
Jaedon WELLINGTON SOUTHERN
Uriah TULI SOUTHERN
Felix FA’ATILI SOUTHERN
Jack CAMPBELL SOUTHERN
Nathaniel CAMA VULCANS
Filipo WHITEHOUSE-OPETAIA TOVIO VULCANS (SEA EAGLES)
Stanley IONGI VULCANS
Heneli LUANI VULCANS
Tome POONA WAI-COA-BAY
Manaia NGATAKI-MATTHEWS WAI-COA-BAY
Joshua WILLIAMS WELLINGTON

http://nzrl.co.nz/national-youth-tournament-finals/
 
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NZ 16s Player of the Year 2018
Finalists

Sione Moala (Counties Manukau, Auckland)
Quinnlan Tupou (Counties Manukau, Auckland)
Lani Graham-Taufa (Akarana, Auckland)

NZ 18s Player of the Year 2018
Finalists

Kayal Iro (NZ Warriors)
Tyler Slade (NZ Warriors)
Mahuta Ngataki-Matthews (Upper Central, Waikato)

https://nzrl.co.nz/nzrl-awards-finalists-named/
 

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NZRL TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME OUTLINE
Wednesday 23 – Friday 25 January 2019 (Three-day camp)
St. Peters College, Cambridge
Note: This is a closed camp between Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 January however, the trial day will be open to all and is free of charge. Details below:
Trial Day Schedule: Friday 25 January 2019
10.00am – 16s Trial Commences
11.45am – 18s Trial Commences

2019 TDP U16 Players
Akarana:
Paaua Papuni-Abbott; Benaiah Ioelu; Tevita Tafea; Pita Wilson
Counties Manukau: Ali Leiataua; Kavan Thompson-Campbell; Francis Manuleleua; Ben Peni; Carlos Tarawhiti; Salesi Ataata
Mid Central: Arama Kite; Tuhokairangi Miller; Fatiauma Moeahu-Leota
Northland: Esmonde Parangi
Southern: Felix Fa’atili; Jaedon Wellington; Jack Campbell; Uriah Tuli; Nikau Waikato; Unafato Uasi; Ethan Faitaua
Auckland Vulcans: Nathaniel Cama; Filipo Whitehouse-Opetaia Tovio; Nathaniel Tangimataiti; Stanley Iongi; Heneli Luani; Michael Angelo Taufau; Sione Fotuaika; Sione Latoa Vaihu; Demitric Sifakula
Upper Central: Tome Poona; Cassius Cowley; Te Wano Ngamotu-Tahana; Manaia Ngataki-Matthews
Wellington: Poto Akavi; Joshua Williams

Management U16
Head Coach: Bejay Hewitt (Akarana)
Assistant Coaches: Chris Langley (Upper Central), Eugene Davis (Upper Central), Archie Jacobs (Southern), Pete Butler (Mid Central)
Managers: Ben Vaipaata (Aorere College); Marty Brown (Akarana)
Trainers: Adam Jones (Southern); Haze Rewiti (Mid Central); Iripa Rangi (Nz Warriors); Sean Whitanga (Counties)

2019 TDP U18 Players
Akarana:
Caleb Pese; Jonah Palota-Kopa; Jyris Glamuzina; Lani Graham-Taufa; Matthew Palu; Moala Graham-Taufa; Luani Tavake Naufahu Whyte; Sefa Roache; Temple Kalepo; Tj Devery; Totive Junior Tuileisu
Counties Manukau: Albert Talakai; Eteru Ropati; Feao Tongia; Josiah Karapani; Otukinekina Kepu; Paea Fotu; Semisi Sikei; Simisi Tapa; Sione Moala; Soakai Taufa; Tyrone Waipouri; William Fakatoumafi; Quinnlan Tupou; Peesi Vailangi Pasi Kepu
Mid Central: Brooklyn Herewini; Daeon Amituanai; Tyson Chase
Southern: Caius Fa’atili; Elijah Tuhura; Jordan Coleman; Levi Pascoe
Auckland Vulcans: Konrad Tu’ua
Upper Central: Sean Field; Tukimihia Simpkins
Wellington: Dallas Mcewan; Maui Wallace

Management U18
Head Coach: Tusa Lafaele (Counties)
Assistant Coach: Cody Walker (Akarana), Daniel McEwan (Wellington), Phil Gordon (Akarana)
Managers: Junie Shelford (Northland); Tania Harris (Counties)
Trainers: Lee Paru (Southern); Jasen Mcarthy (NZ Warriors)

https://nzrl.co.nz/nzrl-talent-development-programme-announced-for-2019/
 

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NZ 16s Player of the Year 2018
Finalists

Sione Moala (Counties Manukau, Auckland)
Quinnlan Tupou (Counties Manukau, Auckland)
Lani Graham-Taufa (Akarana, Auckland)

NZ 18s Player of the Year 2018
Finalists

Kayal Iro (NZ Warriors)
Tyler Slade (NZ Warriors)
Mahuta Ngataki-Matthews (Upper Central, Waikato)

https://nzrl.co.nz/nzrl-awards-finalists-named/
Congrats to:

NZ U16 Player of the Year
Sione Moala (Counties Manukau, Auckland)

NZ U18 Player of the Year
Tyler Slade (NZ Warriors)

https://nzrl.co.nz/2018-nzrl-award-winners-announced/
 

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National Talent Development Programme

Wednesday 23 – Friday 25 January 2019 (Three-day camp)
St. Peters College, Cambridge

Note: This is a closed camp between Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 January however, the trial day will be open to all and is free of charge. Details below:

Trial Day Schedule: Friday 25 January 2019
10.00am – 16s Trial Commences
11.45am – 18s Trial Commences

2019 TDP 16s players
Akarana: Paaua Papuni-Abbott; Benaiah Ioelu; Tevita Tafea; Pita Wilson, Zyon Maiu’u; Counties Manukau: Ali Leiataua; Kavan Thompson-Campbell; Francis Manuleleua; Ben Peni; Carlos Tarawhiti; Salesi Ataata; Mid Central: Arama Kite; Tuhokairangi Miller; Fatiauma Moeahu-Leota; Northland: Esmonde Parangi, Tea-Rani Woodman Tuhoro; Southern: Felix Fa’atili; Jaedon Wellington; Jack Campbell; Uriah Tuli; Nikau Waikato; Unafato Uasi; Ethan Faitaua; Auckland Vulcans: Nathaniel Cama; Filipo Whitehouse-Opetaia Tovio; Nathaniel Tangimataiti; Stanley Iongi; Heneli Luani; Michael Angelo Taufau; Sione Fotuaika; Sione Latoa Vaihu; Demitric Sifakula; Upper Central: Tome Poona; Cassius Cowley; Te Wano Ngamotu-Tahana; Manaia Ngataki-Matthews; Wellington: Poto Akavi; Joshua Williams

2019 TDP 18s players
Akarana: Caleb Pese; Jyris Glamuzina; Lani Graham-Taufa; Matthew Palu; Moala Graham-Taufa; Luani Tavake Naufahu Whyte; Temple Kalepo; Tj Devery; Totive Junior Tuileisu; Counties Manukau: Albert Talakai; Eteru Ropati; Feao Tongia; Josiah Karapani; Otukinekina Kepu; Paea Fotu; Semisi Sikei; Simisi Tapa; Sione Moala; Soakai Taufa; Tyrone Waipouri; William Fakatoumafi; Quinnlan Tupou; Peesi Vailangi Pasi Kepu; Mid Central: Brooklyn Herewini; Daeon Amituanai; Tyson Chase; Southern: Caius Fa’atili; Elijah Tuhura; Jordan Coleman; Levi Pascoe; Thomas McKenzie; Auckland Vulcans: Konrad Tu’ua; Upper Central: Sean Field; Tukimihia Simpkins; Maui Carroll; Wellington: Dallas Mcewan; Maui Wallace

 

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16s – Fisher-Harris – 10am
Ali LEIATAUA
Salesi ATAATA
Faitiauma MOEAHU-LEOTA
Uriah TULI (C)
Kavan THOMPSON-CAMPBELL
Benaiah IOELU
Nikau WAIKATO
Arama KITE
Ethan FAITAUA
Ben PENI
Carlos TARAWHITI
Paaua PAPUNI-ABBOTT
Tavita TAFEA
Esmonde PARANGI
Jack CAMPBELL
Zion MAIU’U
Sione LATOA VAIHU
Sione FOTUAIKA
Portman PAUL
16s – Team Papali’i – 10am
Poto AVAKI
Unaloto UASI
Filipo WHITEHOUSE-OPETAIA TOVIO
Nathaniel CAMA
Tea-Rani WOODMAN TUHORO
Francis MANULELEUA
Cassius CAMA
Pita WILSON
(C) Stanley IONGA
Felix FA’ATILI
Heneli LUANI
Nathaniel TANGIMATAITI
Manaia NGATAKI-MATTHEWS
Tome POONA
Demitric SIFAKULA
Te Wano NGAMOTU-TAHANA
Tuhokairangi MILLER
Jaedon WELLINGTON
Joshua WILLIAMS

 

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18s – Team Wiki – 12pm
Moala GRAHAM-TAUFA
Daeon AMITUANAI
Naufahu WHYTE
Maui CARROLL
Soakai TAUFA
Tyrone WAIPOURI
Brooklyn HEREWINI
Te Oranga HAIKA
Dallas McEWAN
Otukinekina KEPU
Semisi SIKEI
Peesi Vailingi Pasi KEPU
Caleb PESE (C)
Sean FIELD
Jordan COLEMAN
Tyson CHASE
Levi PASCOE
Maui WALLACE
Taniela OTUKOLO
18s – Team Lauititi – 12pm
William FAKATOUMAFI
Lani GRAHAM-TAUFA
Paea FOTU
Eteru ROPETI
Albert TALAKAI
Konrad TU’UA
Sione MOALA
Jyris GLAMUZINA
(C) Temple KALEPO
Caius FA’ATILI
TJ DEVERY
Matthew PALU
Elijah TUHURA
Semisi TAPA
Quinnlan TUPOU
Josiah KARAPANI
Thomas McKENZIE
Tukimihia SIMPKIN
Totive Junior TUILEISU

 

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New Zealand Resident 16s Wider Squad
AKARANA; Benaiah Ioelu, Zion Maiu’u, Paaua Papuni-Abbott: AUCKLAND; Nathaniel Tangimataiti, Nathaniel Cama, Stanley Iongi, Heneli Luani, Sione Vaihu, Filipo Whitehouse-Opetaia Tovio, Sione Fotuaika: COUNTIES MANUKAU; Ali Leiataua, Ben Peni, Carlos Tarawhiti, Salesi Ataata, Francis Manulelua. MID CENTRAL; Arama Kite, Fatiauma Moeahu-Leota: NORTHLAND; Tea-Rani Woodman-Tuhoro: SOUTHERN; Felix Fa’atili, Jaedon Wellington, Ethan Faitaua, Nikau Waikato, Uriah Tuli: UPPER CENTRAL; Manaia Ngataki-Matthews, Cassius Cowley: WELLINGTON; Joshua Williams.

Head Coach: Bejay Hewitt
Assistant Coaches: Eugene Davis and Chris Langley
Trainers: Sean Witanga

New Zealand Resident 18s Wider Squad
AKARANA; Caleb Pese, Luani Tavake Naufahu Whyte, Moala Graham-Taufa, Jyris Glamuzina, Lani Graham-Taufa, Matthew Palu, Temple Kalepo, Totive Junior Tuileisu: AUCKLAND; Eteru Ropati: COUNTIES MANUKAU; Otukinekina Kepu, Peesi Vailangi Kepu, Semisi Sikei, Taniela Otukolo, Paea Fotu, Quinnlan Tupou, Semisi Tapa, Sione Moala, William Fakatoumafi: MID CENTRAL; Brooklyn Herewini, Tyson Chase: SOUTHERN; Jordan Coleman, Levi Pascoe, Caius Fa’atili. UPPER CENTRAL; Sean Field, Tukimihia Simpkins. WELLINGTON; Dallas McEwan.

Head Coach: Tusa Lafaele
Assistant Coaches: Cody Walker and Daniel McEwan
Trainers: Lee Paru and Jasen McCarthy
Manager: Tania Harris
Physio: Allan Horn

 

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Slowly but surely the League in NZ is growing.

It has some pretty tough opposition against the Union.
 

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Future Warriors 16s 30 (Francis Manuleleua 2, Ethan Faitaua, Whetu King-Taufa, Tamiro Armstrong, Kyson Kingi tries; Francis Manuleleua 3 conversions def Auckland Vulcans 16s 10 (Heneli Luani, Kavan Thompson-Campbell tries; Keano Kini conversion).

Pre: https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2019/04/12/top-junior-talent-to-square-off-in-nrl-curtain-raiser/
Report: https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2019/05/07/future-warriors-fixture-huge-success/
Gallery: https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2019/05/09/in-pictures-future-warriors-v-auckland/
 

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Grass roots rugby league will be given a huge boost when the England Community Lions and Country Rugby League of New South Wales both tour New Zealand in October this year.

The tours will provide opportunities for New Zealand players to take on the visiting teams with the matches involving the Community Lions being broadcast live on SKY Sport.

The England Community Lions will kick off their first-ever New Zealand tour with a match against a North Island Championship Selection at Owen Delany Park in Taupo on October 24.

They’ll then feature against the New Zealand Māori Residents XIII team at the New Zealand Māori Rugby League National Tuakana Tournament in Rotorua on Sunday, October 27, with a third match to be announced soon.

The Country Rugby League of NSW team will play the same North Island Championship Selection taking on the Community Lions at the NZRL Youth Tournament in Rotorua on October 8, followed by an encounter with the Rockcote Canterbury Bulls at the new Christchurch home of rugby league, Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub, on October 12.

https://nzrl.co.nz/international-teams-to-tour-providing-boost-to-grassroots-rugby-league/
 

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2019 NORTH ISLAND DISTRICTS TOURNAMENT WRAP-UP
 

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International Fixtures
Friday 27 September 2019 – Nga Puna Wai, Christchurch

Canterbury Invitation XIII vs. France U19s; 5pm kick off

Monday 30 September 2019 – Ngaruawahia, Waikato
Waikato 20s vs. France U19s; 4pm kick off

Thursday 3 October 2019 – International Stadium, Rotorua
New Zealand Resident 18s vs. France U19s; 6:30 kick off

Sunday 6 October 2019 – Pulman Park, Auckland
New Zealand Resident 16s vs. TOA 16s; 10:30am
Auckland 19s vs. France U19s; 12:15pm
New Zealand Resident 18s vs. TOA 18s; 2:00pm

https://nzrl.co.nz/international-fixtures-confirmed-for-nz-16s-18s-residents/
 

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New Zealand Residents U16
Keano Kini (Marist/Auckland/Akarana)
Zyon Maiu'u (Te Atatu/Auckland/Akarana)
Stanley Iongi (Marist/Auckland/Auckland)
Heneli Luani (Pakuranga/Auckland/Counties Manukau)
Sione Vaihu (Waitemata/Auckland/Auckland)
Filipo Whitehouse-Opetaia Tovio (Waitemata/Auckland/Auckland)
Ali Leiataua (Pakuranga/Auckland/Counties Manukau)
Francis Manulelua (Papatoetoe/Auckland/Counties Manukau)
Ben Peni (Papatoetoe/Auckland/Counties Manukau)
Carlos Tarawhiti (Pakuranga/Auckland/Counties Manukau)
Arama Kite (Manukura/Manawatu/Mid Central)
Fatiauma Moeahu Leota (Waitara/Taranaki/Mid Central)
Tea-Rani Woodman Tuhoro (Takahiwai/Northland/Northland)
Ethan Faitaua (Linwood/Canterbury/Southern)
Felix Fa'atili (Hornby/Canterbury/Southern)
Jaedon Wellington (Hornby/Canterbury/Southern)
Uriah Tuli (Linwood/Canterbury/Southern)
Cassius Cowley (Pikiao/Bay of Plenty/Upper Central)
Manaia Ngataki-Matthews (Turangawaewae/Waikato/Upper Central)

Head Coach: Bejay Hewitt (Akarana)
Assistant Coaches: Chris Langley, Eugene Davis (Upper Central)
Manager: Junie Shelford (Northland)
Trainers: Sean Witanga (Counties Manukau), Iripa Rangi (Vodafone Warriors)
Physio: Quentin Hokianga (Vodafone Warriors)
Wellbeing Support: Te Iwi Ngaro Wairau (Southern)

https://nzrl.co.nz/international-fixtures-confirmed-for-nz-16s-18s-residents/
 
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New Zealand Residents U18
Caleb Pese (Ellerslie/Auckland/Akarana)
Jyris Glamuzina (Ellerslie/Auckland/Akarana)
Lani Graham-Taufa (Marist/Auckland/Akarana)
Moana Graham-Taufa (Marist/Auckland/Akarana)
Temple Kalepo (Richmond/Auckland/Akarana)
Jonah Palota-Kopa (Richmond/Auckland/Akarana)
Luani Naufahu Whyte (Marist/Auckland/Akarana)
Eteru Ropeti (Marist/Auckland/Auckland)
William Fakatoumafi (Otahuhu/Auckland/Counties Manukau)
Otukinekina Kepu (Manurewa/Auckland/Counties Manukau)
Peesi Valingi Kepu (Manurewa/Auckland/Counties Manukau)
Sione Moala (Manurewa/Auckland/Counties Manukau)
Taniela Otukolo (Otahuhu/Auckland/Counties Manukau)
Semisi Sikei (Otahuhu/Auckland/Counties Manukau)
Semisi Tapa (Otahuhu/Auckland/Counties Manukau)
Feao Tongia (Otahuhu/Auckland/Counties Manukau)
Brooklyn Herewini (Whanganui/Manawatu/Mid Central)
Tyson Chase (Kia Ora/Manawatu/Mid Central)
Jordan Coleman (Hornby/Canterbury/Southern)
Caius Fa'atili (Hornby/Canterbury/Southern)
Tukimihia Simpkins (Pikiao/Bay of Plenty/Upper Central)
Dallas McEwan (Randwick/Wellington/Wellington)

Head Coach: Tusa Lafaele (Counties Manukau)
Assistant Coaches: Daniel McEwan (Wellington) and Cody Walker (Akarana)
Manager: Tania Harris (Counties Manukau)
Trainers: Lee Paru (Southern) and Jasen McCarthy (Akarana)
Physio: Allan Horn (Counties Manukau)
Wellbeing Support: Te Iwi Ngaro Wairau (Southern)

https://nzrl.co.nz/international-fixtures-confirmed-for-nz-16s-18s-residents/
 
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New Zealand Rugby League has made the executive decision to cancel next week’s NZRL Secondary Schools competition in light of the current measles outbreak.

The Secondary School’s competition was to be held at Pulman Park, Takanini from the 2nd – 6th of September, hosting 26 schools from across the country. Several of the schools involved have recorded measles cases among their students in the past week.

https://nzrl.co.nz/nzrl-secondary-schools-tournament-cancellation/
 
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New Zealand Rugby League is pleased to announce the following players have been selected for the Junior Kiwis U19 wider squad:

Bayleigh Bentley-Hape – Sydney Roosters
Dylan Brown – Parramatta Eels
Valance Harris – Parramatta Eels
Kayal Iro – NZ Warriors
Temple Kalepo – NZ Warriors
Asu Kepaoa – Sydney Roosters
Spencer Leniu – Penrith Panthers
Etu Vinny Lui – Parramatta Eels
Christian Ma’anaima – Newcastle Knights
Sione Moala – NZ Warriors
Griffin Neame – North Queensland Cowboys
Shalom O’ofou – St. George Illawarra Dragons
Junior Pua – NZ Warriors
Selestino Ravuataumada – NZ Warriors
Jordan Riki – Brisbane Broncos
Simi Sasagi – Newcastle Knights
Ioane Seiuli – Gold Coast Titans
Tyler Slade – NZ Warriors
Vito Tevaga – Cronulla Sharks
Matthew Timoko – Canberra Raiders
Starford Toa – Newcastle Knights
Emmanuel Tuimavave-Gerrard – NZ Warriors
Christian Tuipulotu – Sydney Roosters
Paul Turner – NZ Warriors
Isaiah Vagana – NZ Warriors

Junior Kiwis coaching staff are as follows:
Head Coach: Ezra Howe
Assistant Coaches: Moehewa Armstrong, Francis Meli
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach: Donny Singe
Head Trainer: Junior Mautairi
Physio: Simon Keepa
Manager: Jerry Seuseu

https://nzrl.co.nz/under-19-junior-kiwis-fixture-confirmed/