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.
NZ Rugby League has formally advertised the role of NZ Kiwis
head coach, previously held by Stephen Kearney.
A renewed focus on Sunday afternoon blockbusters at major
venues, a spectacular year-long array of major event matches and an
action packed opening four rounds including a Grand Final replay
are among the key features of the 2014 NRL Telstra Premiership
Kiwis five-eighth Kieran Foran was tonight named winner of New
Zealand Rugby League's supreme award.
All 16 NRL clubs will visit 16 local Auckland clubs in a
trailblazing Auckland Rugby League community initiative in the
lead-up to the inaugural Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines at Eden Park
(February 15-16, 2014).
World champions Australia have cemented their number one
ranking according to the RLIF, following their win over New Zealand
in the final of Rugby League World Cup 2013 at Old Trafford,
Manchester, on Saturday.
The Kangaroos had one of those days when they could do little
wrong - and they wound up with a 34-2 victory before a record crowd
of more than 74,000 at Old Trafford in Manchester
Stephen Kearney has named his 19-man squad for Saturday's Rugby
League World Cup final against the Kangaroos at Old Trafford,
Manchester, UK: Sonny Bill Williams was tonight named Rugby
League International Federation Player of the Year for 2013.