Rugby League greats Andrew Johns and Stacey Jones will come out
of "retirement" in a fortnight in the name of charity at the
inaugural 2014 Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines.
NZ Rugby League received 14 enquiries from as far away as
England for the role that became vacant when Stephen Kearney's
contract ended after the Rugby League World Cup in December.
Every week we're putting the spotlight on a different
member of the NZRL team and the programmes they're working on. This
week it's Joe Harawira, our NZRL/NRL well-being and education
NZ Rugby League would like to wish John Ackland all the best in
his new role as Auckland Rugby League chief executive.
We have several exciting opportunities to become involved in the
game in 2014 currently listed on the Careers page of our
Over the next few weeks, NRL clubs will start to build their
rosters towards the coming season and more young NZ players than
ever before will go chasing their dreams of a professional rugby
Faster restarts of play and improving player safety are among
the key rule and interpretation changes for the 2014 Telstra
Premiership season announced today.
While most of the rule changes announced by the NRL for the
coming season are intelligent and helpful, the sport is becoming
increasingly different to the one played elsewhere in the
New Zealand Rugby League has bolstered its line-up with the
addition of fulltime commercial general manager Sarah Lewis and
communications manager Grant Chapman.
After a welcome break over Christmas/New Year, most of the NZRL
staff are back in the office to prepare for what looms as another
full-on year, so on that note Happy New Year to you.