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.
Veteran forward Adam Blair continued to stake his claim for a
return to the NZ Kiwis with another strong performance in the NRL
over the weekend.
Whangarei, Dunedin and Wellington have early opportunities to
show they're ready for 2017 Rugby League World Cup fixtures, when
they host games in this year's Four Nations tournament.
With only three weeks until the Anzac Test in Sydney, NZ Kiwis
coach Stephen Kearney is encouraged by the performances of players
in contention for team spots.
NZRL Southern Zone chairman John Brimble reports on his zone's
achievements during 2013...
Warriors and Kiwis captain Simon Mannering has underlined his
commitment to the Auckland club by signing a new four-year contract
to the end of the 2018 NRL season.
Teenage wing Dallin Watene-Zelezniak made quite a splash in his
first grade debut for Penrith, scoring two tries and impressing NZ
Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney with his accomplished performance.
SKY Sport has secured the TV rights to the Anzac Test for the
next two years, as well as other international fixtures.
NZ Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney will prepare his team for next
month's Anzac Test without an assistant, but with technical input
from Penrith Panthers coach Ivan Cleary.
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