THE Kiwis are ready to break some hearts at Huddersfield on Sunday morning (NZ time) in what will be the 100th encounter between the New Zealand and Great Britain sides since 1907.
THE Kiwis just managed to retain their five out of five win record at Carcassonne this morning (NZ time) when Ali Lauitiiti showed some handy footwork and crossed the line in the 77th minute of the game to come out on top 24-20.
L.Sete, E. Uaisele (2), V. Lilo (2), S. Tuli (2), T. Moa (2), L. Moala, I. Vainikolo tries,
V. Lilo (6) goals
THE NZRL Selectors and coach Daniel Anderson have announced the following 17-man squad to play the Kangaroos at North Harbour Stadium on October 16 in the opening match of the Gillette Tri-Nations:
NEW Zealand 16's vs Penrith Panthers 16's Davies Park, Huntly
Penrith Panthers 16's 34
Harris Moelasi, Ross Tusa, Jarrod Frakas, Brent Smith (2), Shane Blackett (2) : Tries
Matthew Wade (1), Jarrod Frakas (2) : Goals
New Zealand 16's 14
Isaac John, Patrick Ah Van, Tino Va'asa : Tries
Scott Jones (1) : Goals
Halftime Score : 10 All (10 - 10)
NEW Zealand 16's vs Parramatta 17's Dev
Davies Park, Huntly
FORMER Kiwis captain and Vodafone Warriors halfback Stacey Jones today announced his retirement from international rugby league.
OTAHUHU Ellerslie are set to take on North Harbour Tigers in the first game of the weekend on Saturday afternoon. The loser will be eliminated from the 2004 competition with the winner going on the face either Mt Albert Lions or Marist Richmond Brothers next weekend.
THE NZRL New Zealand 16's Selectors have announced the following squad to face the Parramatta U17 Development team and the Penrith U16 team in September.
THE Junior Kiwis were dealt a major blow during the week, with Samuela Moa ruled out following a medical assessment of a concussion suffered in the first Test.