Cameron Leslie, Northern Advocate
Northland rugby league officials are receiving praise from New
Zealand Rugby League for their efforts in putting injured Takahiwai
player Sosaia Tali's interests first, abandoning the game and not
moving the player.
Spots at this year's NZ Secondary Schools Nationals are slowly
He is respected as "The Beast" on the field, but giant Warriors
winger Manu Vatuvei's golden smile and compassion off the field
have won him the hearts of rugby league fans, who have today voted
him the game's Harvey Norman Women in League "Favourite Son".
The Central Zone rugby league community will have its chance to
see the sport's future in their area next week.
Hibiscus Coast Raiders will become the first recipients of a
League 4 Life club award, after successfully piloting the programme
in their community.
A week of mixed fortunes has left two Kiwis rookies celebrating
new NRL contracts and another facing lengthy rehabilitation on a
NZ Rugby League chief executive Phil Holden has signalled a
change in direction for the League 4 Life Foundation.
Rugby league fans will have the chance to choose the game's
"favourite son", with online voting opening today for the annual
award, which kicks off almost a month of celebrations for the 2014
Harvey Norman Women in League Round.
Jonathan McKeown, Nelson Mail
While only two of the six selected Nelson players were able to
attend the Southern Zone performance camp, Ryan Charles believes it
shows that Tasman Rugby League is developing nicely.
Canterbury Rugby League and The Star newspaper have joined
forces in creating The Star Secondary Schools Rugby League Cup.