Warriors & Kiwis great Stacey Jones is returning to his only
NRL club, this time in a fulltime coaching and development
Jeremy Smith's consistent performances for his NRL team and
his mana amongst his fellow Kiwis was recognised when he was
awarded the Steve Watene Memorial Medal as Kiwi Player of the Year
at the 2012 New Zealand Rugby League awards.
Kiwi legend Ruben Wiki is leaving his role as NZRL's High
Performance Manager for a full time position as strength and
conditioning coach with the Vodafone Warriors
Three players joined the NZRL's Legends of League fraternity
this month. Colin O'Neil, John Whittaker and Stephen Kearney,
all from Wellington, were announced as part of the Wellington Rugby
League 100 year's celebrations at Labour Weekend.
It was a busy day at Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday with two
grand finals featuring local derby's between the Counties Manukau
Stingrays and the Akarana Falcons.
After seven rounds of very competitive rugby league, it all came
down to the last round robin games of the 2012 National Competition
to find the grand finalists in the 15s and 17s grades.
Shaun Johnson, Kiwi No 774, who made his debut on April 20 at
Eden Park against Australia and travelled with the Kiwis to
Townsville this month, has been recognised for his excellent debut
season with the RLIF International Rookie of the Year award.
Monday Night Rugby League has provided some very exciting games
and tonight's U85kg Grand Final was no exception, decided in the
end by a missed conversion.
NZRL Life Member and past Kiwi Robert, known in league circles
as Bob, Aynsley passed away on Friday October 12 in Greymouth.
Fourteen members of the Pirtek National Premiership finalists
have been named in the 2012 NZ Residents squad.