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Rugby League Planet – New Zealand snapshot and rugby league results


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). 

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Kiwis put critics to the sword while putting a scare in the Kangaroos

By Richard Cowley, Date: 3/5/14

What can I say, every Aussie and his dog was out telling anyone who would listen that the Anzac test against New Zealand was going to be a one sided flogging. With the amount of negativity that came out of the Sydney media in the lead-up to the game I was surprised that anyone turned up to the game at all let alone 25,000.

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NZ Kiwis name squad for Tests against Australia and GB


Braden Hamlin-Uele, Corey Harawira-Naera, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad and Zane Tetevano are in line to make their debuts in the New Zealand Kiwis’ coming Tests against the Kangaroos and the Great Britain Lions.

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Kiwis name team for clash against GB Lions at Eden Park



Kick-Off 5.00pm local time, Saturday, November 2, 2019
Eden Park, Auckland

Adam Blair will achieve the rare honour of playing 50 Tests while Kieran Foran will make his first international appearance in more than two years when the New Zealand Kiwis meet the Great Britain Lions in the first Test at Eden Park on Saturday (5.00pm kick-off).

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Kiwis break Auckland drought with win over Kangaroos


Date: 14/10/18

It's been a long time between drinks for New Zealand in Auckland, 15 years to be exact. After mostly dominating the Kangaroos on the paddock for 80 minutes the Kiwis have held on to win the Trans-Tasman Test 26 - 24

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Bryson Goodwin is expecting a tough physical challenge from Samoa



New Zealand’s Bryson Goodwin is expecting a tough physical challenge from Samoa in their opening Rugby League World Cup match at The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington on Sunday (6.00pm), though admits that this time last year, he thought he would not make it to the tournament.

Kidwell promoted to Kiwis head coach


Date: 16/9/16

After three years as assistant coach, David Kidwell has been appointed to guide the NZ Kiwis into next year’s Rugby League World Cup as head coach.

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Kiwis confirm Seven debutants for Denver Test

Date: 22/6/18

Head Coach Michael Maguire has confirmed the seven players chosen in the squad to travel to Denver will all make their Test debuts for the Kiwis in the international against England at Mile High Stadium on Saturday.

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Blair included in Kiwis squad for second Test against England


Date: 3/10/18

Liverpool, England, November 2, 2018 – Seasoned campaigner Adam Blair has been included in a 19-man New Zealand Kiwis squad for Sunday’s second Test against England at Anfield in Liverpool (2.30pm kick-off local time; 1.30am Monday NZT).

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Kiwis name team for 2014 Anzac test


Date: 27/4/14

NZ Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney has named six newcomers to his national team to face Australia in next Friday's Anzac Test at Sydney's Allianz Stadium.