Tag: New Zealand

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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New Zealand no hope against Cameron Smith let alone the Kangaroos

BY CURTIS WOODWARD Australian captain Cameron Smith is about to play his 49th match for the Kangaroos in the Four Nations Final at Anfield this weekend. If you listen to Smith, he may play another 49. The Melbourne Storm legend says while being away from his family is tough, playing for his country still gives […]

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Humble English club puts whinging Kiwis in their place

BY STAFF WRITERS English battlers Workington Town have hit back at those whinging Kiwis after complaints from the New Zealand team that the facilities at Derwent Park weren’t up to scratch. Scotland drew 18-all with the World’s best team in a shock result but it seems instead of giving Scotland the credit they deserve, the […]

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