Tag: Kiwis

Kidwell’s wimpy comments should have all Kiwi fans shaking in their boots

BY SCOTT DILLON Kiwi coach David Kidwell is happy to speak to Tongan defector Jason Taumalolo post-match and says his New Zealand side won’t be “tapping into any emotion” in the lead-up to their blockbuster match this weekend. Kidwell’s comments regarding emotion is the complete opposite to what their opponents Tonga have been doing – […]

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Addin Fonua-Blake to make Kiwi debut this weekend against Scotland

Addin Fonua-Blake will make his Test debut for the Kiwis this weekend against Scotland with New Zealand making a number of changes from the side that defeated Samoa. Te Maire Martin will start at five-eigth while Elijah Taylor will play hooker. Kiwis to face Scotland this weekend in Christchurch for the second pool match of […]

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Diary of a traitor and why a defeated Australia is best for business

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis The Australian Kangaroos have had a mortgage on top spot in the rugby league world for an eternity. Okay sure, they did lose the 2008 World Cup, a series or two and the number one ranking for a short amount of time, but everybody knows they’re the big dogs, right? Long […]

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Taumalolo nightmare: Heavyweight Kiwis are headed for an early World Cup exit

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis  Jason Taumalolo’s defection from New Zealand to the Tongans for the upcoming World Cup could be the final nail in the coffin for Kiwis coach David Kidwell who is already missing a swag of star players. It’s a painful blow for Kidwell with the news on Wednesday morning that premiership-winning Melbourne […]

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Taumalolo to play for Tonga at World Cup while Blair signs with Warriors

In another blow for the New Zealand Kiwis ahead of the World Cup – the world’s best forward Jason Taumalolo has switched allegiances to play for Tonga according to The Daily Telegraph. The Kiwis will already be without Kieran Foran, Jesse Bromwich, Kevin Proctor and Tohu Harris. Meanwhile, fellow Kiwi Adam Blair has been officially […]

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Jordan Kahu reveals full extent of groin injury – could miss World Cup campaign

Brisbane Broncos’ versatile Kiwi International Jordan Kahu has revealed a groin injury is dogging his Finals campaign and may keep him out of the New Zealand World Cup squad. “Throughout the week the staff look after me really well so it’s low during the week but after the games is when it gets pretty sore […]

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Vatuvei the Friendly Beast: Departing legend admits rugby league saved him from prison

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis  He has been one of rugby league’s great characters and helped New Zealand rugby league in their eternal fight for hearts and minds across the ditch in a country obsessed with a little thing called the All  Blacks. Manu Vatuvei has given so much to our great game so it was […]

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