Tag: New Zealand

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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Mannering’s presence makes New Zealand a better team says Coach

Former England Coach Steve McNamara knows how important Simon Mannering is to New Zealand. McNamara coached England against the Kiwis before moving to the New Zealand Warriors as an assistant coach. McNamara is now part of the Kiwi International coaching staff. And McNamara says New Zealand has struggled in Mannering’s absence over the last two […]

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A Kiwi amongst the pigeons: Why New Zealand must beat Kangaroos in Canberra

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis The team came through as expected and all the regulars were there: Smith, Cronk, Thurston, Boyd. Coach Mal Meninga even picked Blake Ferguson and Trent Merrin. Now that’s loyalty! What Meninga’s side also tells us is that with so little time to prepare, he’s forced to pick the majority of the […]

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Who we’re selecting to make Kangaroos side for Anzac Test Match against New Zealand

The Anzac Test is only a few weeks away with Australia set to clash with old foes New Zealand at Canberra’s GIO Stadium. We asked some of The81stMinute’s own who they are selecting to wear the green and gold of the Kangaroos on the 5th of May.   Curtis Woodward 1 Darius Boyd 2 Valentine […]

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Kiwi Four Nations Fail: ‘That isn’t a try a powerhouse of rugby league gives up’

BY CURTIS WOODWARD Australia have won the Four Nations tournament after outplaying old foes New Zealand 34-8 at Liverpool’s Anfield in England while also reclaiming the world’s number one ranking. It ends a disastrous 2016 for the Kiwis who were beaten four times throughout the year by the Kangaroos and only last week David Kidwell’s […]

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