BY A.J NASH
The Kangaroos and Kiwis add another chapter to their storied rivalry tomorrow in Auckland in one of rugby league’s oldest battles.
And we thought – seeing as New Zealand are on home soil – we’d look back at some of the modern greats to come out of the land of the long white cloud.
So here they are. New Zealand’s ten greatest of the modern era.
10: SHAUN JOHNSON
“THIS IS INCREDIBLE.. THIS IS RIDICULOUS..”— Nrl Best Tries Hits and Biffs (@NBiffs) August 12, 2018
SHAUN JOHNSON breaks the Sharkies hearts with a brilliant solo match winning try in 2015.#nrl #warriors #nz #newzealandwarriors #newzealand #brilliant #try #classic #magic pic.twitter.com/QsLbbxZJQa
9: GARY FREEMAN
8: SIMON MANNERING
THE @PenrithPanthers & @NZWarriors farewell a NZ legend. 300 Club member Simon Mannering is clapped off #ANZStadium after his last #NRL match. We wish Simon all the best in his retirement. #NRLPanthersWarriors #LetsGoneWarriors pic.twitter.com/Iq7Ou4feFn— ANZ Stadium (@ANZStadium) September 8, 2018
7: RUBEN WIKI
Ruben Wiki is in the Fold Out Chair tonight on The Fan pic.twitter.com/naZuz9ZVsz— thefan (@fanfoxleague) September 11, 2018
6: MATT RIDGE
5: ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK
4: SONNY BILL WILLIAMS
Sonny Bill Williams may end up back at the @sydneyRoosters next year possibly as a player, more likely as a specialist coach. SBW was front and center at a lavish dinner in the City last night celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Roosters Chairman Nick Politis. #NRL #7News pic.twitter.com/0oSBmNZTay— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) August 7, 2018
3: BENJI MARSHALL
The last time Benji Marshall ran out at Mount Smart Stadium wearing a Wests Tigers jersey, we trailed 22-4…— Wests Tigers (@WestsTigers) April 5, 2018
Then he went BANG. 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/qXfe7zd7Gt
2: MARK GRAHAM
1: STACEY JONES
Tonight – Stacey Jones on The Fan. pic.twitter.com/UJ4yyZqn2P— thefan (@fanfoxleague) August 20, 2018