Tag: New Zealand

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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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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Johnson blames himself for Warriors woes ahead of must-win Broncos clash

Embattled New Zealand Warriors superstar Shaun Johnson has blamed himself for his team’s form slump after back-to-back losses. The Warriors are sitting 14th and desperately need to beat an understrength Brisbane at home this weekend. “I definitely think over the last couple of weeks I’ve let them down,” said Johnson. “There’s a lot of people […]

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Awesome foursome the best spine Kiwis have ever had: Stacey Jones

Kiwi legend Stacey Jones says New Zealand go into tonight’s Anzac Test against Australia with its greatest ever spine. The all-Warriors quartet of Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Kieran Foran, Shaun Johnson and Issac Luke will play together at Test level for only the second time but that hasn’t stopped Jones hailing them as the best ever. “It’s […]

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