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  •   Home > News > Sports > Rugby League

    Today's rugby league double-header in Auckland takes on extra significance for the Kiwis and Kiwi Ferns harbouring world champion ambitions

    Today's rugby league double-header in Auckland takes on extra significance for the Kiwis and Kiwi Ferns harbouring world champion ambitions

    - article from www.rugbyleague.co.nz

    The fixtures at Mt Smart Stadium against Tonga are the only scheduled games for both New Zealand sides before the delayed World Cup, starting in October in England.

    Kiwi Ferns vice-captain Georgia Hale knows they're important building blocks.



    Meanwhile Kiwis debutant Marata Niukore (Nee-oo-kor-reh) is refusing to let the nerves bite.

    The 25-year-old is drawing on the experience gained during three appearances for the Cook Islands.

    Niukore says playing alongside Parramatta Eels teammate Dylan Brown is also keeping him calm.



    The Kiwi Ferns kick off at ten past three with the men underway at 5:20.

    RUGBY LEAGUE WITH PIT STOP. IF A DASH WARNING LIGHT'S SHOWING, THEY'LL FIX IT

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

     Other Rugby League News
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     12 Aug: Warriors captain Tohu Harris is adamant being home will lead to an improved performance in tonight's NRL match against the Bulldogs
     11 Aug: The Warriors are relieved to be back in Auckland and promising an improved showing in front of their home fans tomorrow night
     11 Aug: The Warriors have ditched the classroom to focus on energy levels in the lead-up to their NRL clash against the Bulldogs at Mount Smart tomorrow night
     11 Aug: The NRL is in shock following the death of premiership-winning coach Paul Green, aged 49
     10 Aug: A push from Auckland mayoral candidate Leo Molloy to have the city contend for NRL grand final hosting rights doesn't wash with Auckland Unlimited
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