After a lifetime in the game, Nadene Conlon returns to NZ
Rugby League, stepping into the national game development manager's
role left vacant by John Ackland's departure this month.
Incumbent Stephen Kearney has been confirmed for at least two
more seasons as head coach of the NZ Kiwis.
Rugby league's wave of popularity gathers more momentum
this week with the decision to award the 2017 World Cup to New
Zealand and Australia as co-hosts.
While the hometown favourites couldn't deliver the goods, Kiwis
were to the fore, as North Queensland captured the inaugural Dick
Smith NRL Auckland Nines title at Eden Park.
The hometown-favourite NZ Warriors have disappointed none of
their local fans with their headlining performance over Day One of
the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines at Eden Park.
Hundred of fans from across NZ and overseas joined locals at a
big Kiwi welcome for all 16 NRL squads at Aotea Square
Auckland mayor Len Brown today announced a host of exciting
partnerships between NRL clubs and local clubs for a city-wide
community initiative ahead of the inaugural Dick Smith NRL Auckland
Nines at Eden Park on February 15-16.
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 Luke Watts, national referee development
All 16 NRL clubs, in one city, on one day. Meet the teams and be
part of Rugby League history
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.