SEVENTEEN players have today been named in the first Kiwis train-on squad to prepare for the Rugby League World Cup.
AT a press conference at New Zealand Rugby League this morning, Ivan Cleary was named as the Assistant Coach of the Kiwis for their Rugby League World Cup campaign. Cleary, who coaches the Penrith Pathers in the NRL, will work with Stephen Kearney as the Kiwis attempt to win back-to-back World Cups for the first time in their history.
AT a press conference in Auckland this morning, Simon Mannering has been announced as the new Kiwis captain
THE Kiwis will have a new captain this season with New Zealand Rugby League today confirming that Benji Marshall won't lead the national team in 2013.
SIR John Wells, Chairman of the New Zealand Rugby League Board Appointments Panel, advised today that the panel has completed this year