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Announcement Of First Kiwi Train On Squad

THE NZRL Kiwi Selectors have announced the following players in the Kiwi train on squad. In alphabetical order: Player Name - NRL / Super League Club Louis Anderson - NZ Warriors Vinnie Anderson - NZ Warriors George Carmont - Newcastle Knights Nathan Cayless - Parramatta Eels Bronson Harrison - Wests Tigers Dene Halatau - Wests Tigers Wairangi Koopu - NZ Warriors Thomas Leuluai - NZ Warriors Francis Meli - NZ Warriors Iafeta Paleaaesina - NZ Warriors Clinton Toopi - NZ Warriors Nigel Vagana - Cronulla Sharks Brent Webb - NZ Warriors Ruben Wiki - Canberra Raiders New names will be added to the train on squad as NRL and Super League teams are eliminated from play offs. The final squad for the North Harbour Test will be confirmed by the 10 October 2004. With the Super League Grand Final to be the morning of Sunday 17 October 2004, the final Tri-nations squad will be confirmed following selectors discussions later that morning. The New Zealand 'A' train on squad that will go on to play the Australian Jim Beam Cup rep team as the curtain raiser to the Kiwis vs Australia test at North Harbour Stadium on 16 October 2004, will be announced at the conclusion of the Bartercard Cup Grand Final (Sunday 19 September 2004).

Media Release - NZ'A' 17-Man Squad Confirmed

THE New Zealand Rugby League are pleased to announce the following 17-man squad to represent the NZ 'A' team against the NSWRL Jim Beam Cup Rep Team as the curtain raiser to the Kiwis vs Kangaroos at North Harbour Stadium on Saturday 16 October.

Grand Final teams named for New Zealand league competitions

THE teams named for the Grand Finals in the 2004 New Zealand league calendar to be played on Sunday at Ericsson Stadium are as follows:

New Zealand 'A' Train On Squad Announced

THE below train on squad has been selected from the NZRL National Competition, the Bartercard Cup and they will take on the Australian Jim Beam Cup Selection as the curtain raiser to the Kiwis vs Kangaroos test at North Harbour Stadium on Saturday 16 October 2004. The final team from this squad will be finalised prior to the game. They will again, be coached by Phil Prescott from Canterbury.

New Zealand Maori Team announced

THE New Zealand Maori Selectors announced the following team to compete in the 2004 Pacific Cup. In alphabetical order: Player Name - District League/Origin Sam Andrews - Waicoa Bay Kurt Cawdron - Auckland Taite Daniels - Northland Teteira Davis - Wellington Willy Henare - Auckland Aoterangi Herangi - Auckland Charlie Herekotukutuku - Canterbury Nathan Hohaia - Taranaki Shane Hoskin - Taranaki Odell Manuel - Auckland Tukua Matthews - Waicoa Bay Vern Moana-Mason - Waicoa Bay Glen Rota - Auckland Peter Prime - Northland Kererua Savage - Hawkes Bay Barry Tawera - Waicoa Bay Sonny Whakarau - Manawatu Mike Whakatihi - Manawatu Vince Whare - Canterbury Coach: Tawera Nikau Asst Coach / Trainer: Terry Hermansson Business Manager: John Devonshire Football Manager / Strapper: Mel Rutene The selected team is a great spread from around the country, with all players having made at least one appearance in the NZ National Competition, the Bartercard Cup. Sonny Whakarau and Odell Manuel, two former professional Rugby League players will certainly bring experience to the team along with two former Maori Kiwi's, Tawera Nikau and Terry Hermansson in the coaching roles. The Pacific Cup Tournament will be played between North Harbour Stadium and Ericsson Stadium No.2 in Auckland from Sunday 17 - Saturday 23 October 2004. At present, NZ Maori, Fiji, Samoa, New Caledonia, Tonga and the Cook Islands will all be taking part in the tournament.

Annual Masters Rugby League Tournament 2004

"THE Masters of Rugby League, New Zealand will create Rugby League history at the St Mary's League Club in Sydney, Australia from 1 - 9 October 2004". St Mary's League Club are hosting the eleventh annual V.B. Masters of Rugby League Tournament, which is the only one of its kind in the world. Fifty Two (52) teams, 1200 players; 31 teams form New Zealand and 21 teams from all around Australia will be participate in the biggest Rugby League International Tournament. The concept of the tournament is based on three age groups which are 35-39 years, 40-49 years, and also 60-70 year old players who play with modified rules to suit their age group. After three days of competing, representative teams will be selected in each age group for a New Zealand vs Australia test match. As well as a number of past state and provincial players there are notable ex-international Rugby League greats putting their boots on in this years tournament including:

Pacific Rim / Pacific Cup Tournament 2004 results


Pacific Rim / Pacific Cup Tournament 2004

THE International Rugby League Federation Pacific Rim Development Tournament will run from Sunday 17 October through to Saturday 23 October.

Anderson expects a lot from his players

THE Kiwis will play a one-off test against France at Stade Albert Domec Avenue du General Sarrail in Carcassonne on Friday morning (NZ time).

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