By Richard Cowley, Date: 14/9/12
New Zealand have continued their preparation for their clash against Australia at Dairy Farmers Stadium in Townsville on October 13th.
Grassroots rugby league will be given a huge boost when the England Community Lions and Country Rugby League of New South Wales both tour New Zealand in October this year.
NEW ZEALAND RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW
Information on this page was updated on the 3/5/14
Foundation Year - 1907
International Team - Kiwis
Highest finish in World Cup - Winner World Cup Final (2008)
Top level domestic competition - The Warriors are the only New Zealand based team that compete in the National Rugby League (NRL).
NRL Touch Football has today confirmed the Warriors will join the NRL Touch Premiership for the first time in 2019 fielding both men’s and women’s teams.
Kiwis Coach Michael Maguire is calling on top level expertise to round-off his team of staff for the ground-breaking Test in Denver against England on 23 June.
Veterans Adam Blair and Issac Luke will be entrusted with co-captaincy of the NZ Kiwis, when they tour England over October/November.
The duo have been named by head coach Stephen Kearney to share the role that became vacant when incumbent Simon Mannering was ruled out of the tour for medical reasons earlier this week.
Today, both rookie and veteran New Zealand rugby league stars get recognition for their performances in the 2018 season with the announcement of the Kiwis and Junior Kiwis wider squads.