Kiwis

  • BBC To Broadcast England V Kiwis Series

    The BBC has announced it has secured the rights to show the international rugby league series between England and New Zealand, airing autumn 2018. The series sees England host the Kiwis three times in the UK with all matches playing out live on BBC TV, radio and online. The KCOM stadium in Hull will host the opener to the series as England face New Zealand on Saturday 27rd of October (2:30pm). International rugby league will return to Anfield in Liverpool for the second Test on Saturday 3rd of N...

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  • England RL Host Kiwis In Three Tests Next Autumn

    The RFL has announced that England will host New Zealand in a three match test series in autumn 2018. England will face the Kiwis for the first time since the narrow 16-17 loss in front of a sell-out crowd in the Four Nations 12 months ago and will be hoping for a repeat of the 2015 series, when Sean O’Loughlin led the team to a 2-1 series win. The opening game of the series will take place at the KCOM Stadium in Hull on Saturday, October 27 (14:30) then go to Anfield in Liverpool for the seco...

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  • Holden Resigns From NZRL

    ... series between New Zealand Under-18 and Australian Secondary Schools, because they couldn't afford to send a team. The two games only took place in the end when the NRL coughed up the money for it. Despite cutbacks, which included Holden not going on the Kiwis' recent tour to England or attending significant Rugby League International Federation meetings in Paris last month, money remains a big issue. It is understood there is concern among the NZRL board about the present situation. A problem...

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  • NZRL Saves Profits In Anticipation Of Lean 2017

    ... (£539k) it needs to make it through next year's Rugby League World Cup. The national body announced a surplus of $342,000 for its 2015/2016 financial year last week, a significant turnaround from the $32,000 deficit the previous year. However, as the Kiwis will play in the World Cup late next year, it will need to build up a significant war chest before then. The tournament is jointly hosted by New Zealand and Australia, but the profits go to the Rugby League International Federation. "From th...

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  • England V NZ In Colorado?

    England’s next game after heroic failure against Australia last weekend could be against the Kiwis in Denver, Colorado next June according to an article in the Daily Telegraph. The newspaper revealed this week that a proposal by Australian promoter Jason Moore - the man behind the 2025 World Cup in North America - for an Anglo-Kiwi Test in the United States on the weekend of June 22-23, 2018 will be proposed. “What is the proposal? It’s to play a fully internationally sanctioned Test in th...

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  • Wigan To Play NZ Warriors In London?

    ... announcement that Wigan will play South Sydney in Australia in 2018, it appears Lenagan is open to further games against NRL opponents. Lenagan said “We, for example, have a very close relationship with New Zealand Warriors because there’s lots of Kiwis who have played for Wigan. “We would love New Zealand Warriors to come over to the UK and play against Wigan, for example. That would be one of the most attractive games we could do and we’d like to play that in London as an example. We...

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  • Olympic Stadium To Host International Rugby League

    ... that we have reached an agreement for England to play New Zealand there in November. "The world’s best Rugby League players deserve to play on the biggest stages and our supporters deserve the opportunity watch rugby league in the best venues. "The Kiwis are our oldest rivals on the international stage and the match at Olympic Stadium will provide one of the highlights of a historic year for the sport as we celebrate our 120-year anniversary in 2015."...

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  • RFL Between A Rock And A Hard Place Over Odsal

    ... Odsal which was purchased by the RFL at a time of previous financial difficulty for the club. The Bradford Telegraph & Argus has reported that the sole remaining bid for the Bulls involves former New Zealand and Wigan coach Graham Lowe and former Kiwis chairman Andrew Chalmers. Administrator Gary Pettit said: "The RFL are in a difficult position. They've got to be seen to be acting for the full membership of rugby league and not just singling out one member club – but equally they want to...

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  • All Blacks Could Be Worth $500m In 10 Years

    ... All Blacks played against the US Eagles last year attracted more than 60,000 spectators. But, Anderson said the brand value could take a hit if the New Zealand Rugby Union continued its conservative approach to sponsorship, and the sense of ownership Kiwis feel for their national rugby team. “If managed properly to ensure brand fit, there is no reason they couldn't establish dozens of global, top-tier partnerships in the same way that football clubs, such as Manchester United have done,” An...

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  • NZ Head Appointed For RL World Cup

    ... countries when it comes to hosting major international events, and we are known for the warm welcome and unique Kiwi flavour we deliver. “New Zealand has a proud rugby league history and a strong grassroots support base, and we can’t forget that the Kiwis are currently ranked #1 in the world. “I look forward to working with New Zealand Rugby League, governments and our Australian partners to deliver a great World Cup that New Zealand can really get behind.” Prior to working on the FIFA...

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