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New Zealand vs Samoa in 4 Nations

NZ vs Samoa Four Nations preview: Kiwis keen on final place

 

By John Davidson, Date: 29/10/14

New Zealand can book a spot in the Four Nations final with a victory over traditional rivals Samoa at Toll Stadium.

Whangarei will host its first rugby league international on Saturday at Toll Stadium, a ground with a capacity of 30,000. It should witness a full-blooded encounter as many of the Kiwi players have Samoan heritage and many of the Samoan players were born in New Zealand.

New Zealand Rugby League

Matagi to debut against Samoa in Rugby League 4 Nations

Date: 28/10/14

Vodafone Warriors prop Suaia Matagi is poised to play his first test for the NZ Kiwis against his old team-mates, Toa Samoa, at Whangarei's Toll Stadium on Saturday.

Showing utmost respect for the Samoans, who went close to upsetting England in their Four Nations opener last Saturday, coach Stephen Kearney has stuck largely to the line-up that defeated Australia 30-12 in Brisbane.

2014 Rugby League Four Nations

Week 2 – 2014 Rugby League 4 Nations Teams – Line-up

Date: 28/10/14

Australia, England, New Zealand and Samoa have released their team line-ups for Week 2 of the 2014 Rugby League Four Nations.

England will be keen to knock Australia out of final contention, while Samoa will be looking to notch up their first win. The 2nd week of the 4 Nations tournament is set to be a cracker.

Malcolm Reilly OBE

Reilly confident of England success over Australia in Melbourne

By Kirsty Saynor, Date: 28/10/14

Rugby League legend Malcolm Reilly OBE believes England are primed and ready to book their place in the final of the 2014 Four Nations by beating Australia in Melbourne on Sunday.

England will go into the match buoyed by an encouraging performance in their opening victory over Samoa, when they defied the lingering effects of jetlag and 30-degree heat to overcome spirited opponents in a 32-26 win.

Australia vs New Zealand Rugby League comparison

Is Australia’s Rugby League world domination over?

Date: 27/10/14

Smith: Mayday! Mayday! I need help. My forwards have lost power and we can't go forward, over.

Sheens: Divert all backup power to the backs and stay the course, over.

Smith: Mayday! Mayday! Backup power diverted but now going sidewards and we have lost two engines, over.

Sheens: Eject! Eject! Eject!

2014 4 Nations Australia vs England

2014 Four Nations Australia v England teams and fixture details

By Richard Cowley, Updated: 2/11/14

Teams: Australia Kangaroos v England

Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia. Capacity 30,050

Date: Sunday November 2nd  2014

Kick-off time: 4pm local time

Melbourne (Australia - Victoria) Sunday, 2 November 2014 at 4:00:00 PM AEDT
Sydney (Australia - New South Wales) Sunday, 2 November 2014 at 4:00:00 PM AEDT
Brisbane (Australia - Queensland) Sunday, 2 November 2014 at 3:00:00 PM AEST
Perth (Australia - Western Australia) Sunday, 2 November 2014 at 1:00:00 PM AWST
London (United Kingdom - England) Sunday, 2 November 2014 at 5:00:00 AM GMT
Auckland (New Zealand) Sunday, 2 November 2014 at 6:00:00 PM NZDT
Apia (Samoa) Sunday, 2 November 2014 at 7:00:00 PM WST
New York (U.S.A. - New York) Sunday, 2 November 2014 at 1:00:00 AM EDT
Suva (Fiji) Sunday, 2 November 2014 at 6:00:00 PM FJST
Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) Sunday, 2 November 2014 at 3:00:00 PM PGT

2014 Rugby League Four Nations Ticket information: Tickets for the match can be purchased via Ticketek or by clicking here

2014 4 Nations New Zealand vs Samoa

2014 Four Nations New Zealand v Samoa teams and fixture details

By Richard Cowley, Updated: 1/11/14

Teams: New Zealand Kiwis v Toa Samoa

Venue: Toll Stadium, Whangarei, New Zealand. Capacity 18,500

Date: Saturday November 1st 2014

Kick-off time: 4pm local time

Auckland (New Zealand) Saturday, 1 November 2014 at 4:00:00 PM NZDT
Brisbane (Australia - Queensland) Saturday, 1 November 2014 at 1:00:00 PM AEST
Sydney (Australia - New South Wales) Saturday, 1 November 2014 at 2:00:00 PM AEDT
Melbourne (Australia - Victoria) Saturday, 1 November 2014 at 2:00:00 PM AEDT
Perth (Australia - Western Australia) Saturday, 1 November 2014 at 11:00:00 AM AWST
London (United Kingdom - England) Saturday, 1 November 2014 at 3:00:00 AM GMT
Apia (Samoa) Saturday, 1 November 2014 at 5:00:00 PM WST
New York (U.S.A. - New York) Friday, 31 October 2014 at 11:00:00 PM EDT
Suva (Fiji) Saturday, 1 November 2014 at 4:00:00 PM FJST
Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) Saturday, 1 November 2014 at 1:00:00 PM PGT

2014 Rugby League Four Nations Ticket information: Tickets for the match can be purchased via Ticketek NZ or by clicking here

4 Nations Australia v New Zealand

Four Nations Match Report – Kiwis crush Kangaroos

By John Davidson, Date: 25/10/14

New Zealand has pulled off a big upset with a sensational 30-12 victory over Australia in the Four Nations opener.

The Kiwis ran rampant over a hapless Kangaroos side, who lost Greg Inglis and Daly Cherry-Evans to injuries during the match. Shaun Johnson ran the show for New Zealand and inspired his team to a famous 18-point triumph.

4 Nations England v Samoa

Four Nations Match Report – England survive Samoan scare

By John Davidson, Date: 25/10/14

England have got their Four Nations campaign to a winning but slightly rocky start after just edging a resurgent Samoa by six points.

A rusty England made life hard for themselves, but set up the victory at Suncorp Stadium after scoring three tries in a see-sawing second-half. Samoa also managed five tries to equal England’s effort, but poor goal-kicking let the Pacific Islanders down and they will be ruing the missed opportunity to cause a huge upset in Brisbane.

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4 Nations – England….get ready for some big hits from Samoa!

Date: 24/10/14

If you were missing your rugby league don't worry, The Rugby League Four Nations Double Header kicks off this Saturday afternoon. For those of us in Australia who can't make it to Suncorp Stadium the games are being covered by GEM and Channel 9. So fill the fridge with beer get the swear jar ready and strap yourself in for what is going to be a very brutal 4 Hours of International Rugby League.