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Vodafone Warriors vs Aquis Titans

Tickets on Sale Now!! Vodafone Warriors vs Aquis Titans. Saturday 13th February 2016 at Toll Stadium.

Head Coach Position Available – RLN Junior Academy 2016

Rugby League Northland is seeking expressions of interest for the position of Head Coach, RLN Junior Academy 2016. The Coach will take lead role in aspects of skill development and technical field session planning, in conjunction with the Zone Academy Facilitator. An athlete centered philosophy is key to success in this role. Developing the athletes, physical, mental, technical, tactical and well-being is key in this program being measured as successful.

Job Vacancy: RLN General Manager

The future for Rugby League in Northland is exciting with a solid foundation in place; the position of Rugby League Northland (RLN) General Manager has become available, can you deliver? RLN has been a success story, since it was created in 2010, as one of seven Zones formed as part of the restructure of the domestic game in New Zealand. RLN has seen significant growth in playing numbers at both club and school competition level. As a result of this growth, RLN has been able to capture the attention of the wider Northland community that has seen an increased professional profile and the growth of RLN as a business.

Cross Code Support for Rugby League at the Best of the Best Festival

Currently the name Richie McCaw and Dan Carter would bring only visions of victory in Sundays World Cup final, however to Rugby League in Northland it brings a picture of generosity as the iSport Foundation a foundation set up by McCaw, Carter and Ali Williams was responsible for supplying Primary Schools with Rugby League balls yesterday at Rugby League Northlands best of the best festival.

Kawana Marsden shows promise for the NZ Universities

Kawana Marsden, from the Muriwhenua Rugby League club made his Test Debut last week for the NZ Universities against the Australians in a two match series played in Christchurch and Greymouth. The Kiwis put on two sterling performances but were pipped at the post in both games losing game one 23 – 22 and game two 24 -20. Match two coincided with the 100 Year Anniversary of West Coast Rugby League.

U16s Woden Rams Touring team from Canberra Australia visit Northland for 3rd year running

Rugby League Northland again welcomed our Australian Brothers from the Woden Rams in Canberra to Northland. This is the third year they have come to the wonderful Northland. Originally, the link was established via Kalani Going, who started playing Junior League for the Rams while a part of the Canberra Raiders Academy. Going is the Grandson of Northland Great Union player Sid Going and the nephew of League Stars Thomas and Kylie Leuluai.

Sparkies Clean Sweep of the Trade of Origin

The Scott Electrical Sparkies had a clean sweep of the Trade of Origin, winning the series 3 games to 0 as they defeated the Placemaker Chippies 56 – 28 as the Curtain Raiser to the Swords match.

Swords Beaten but Proud of their Season

The Northern Swords finished their 2015 NZRL National Premiership campaign with another solid performance on Saturday, against the defending champions and 2015 finalists the Rockcote Canterbury Bulls. Even though the score board showed a 56 – 20 loss, there were again lots of positives to be had from the match. For the first 10 minutes it looked possible that the Swords may do the unthinkable and knock over the Bulls as the Swords looked structured and composed as they played out their sets and controlled the defense line. The Swords were the first team to score through play maker Kyle Hool, however this only spurned the Bulls pack into action. Led by inspiration Captain, Chris Bamford, the Bulls were able to gain momentum through their superior size and strength and were able to turn the smaller Swords players around and capitalise through their slick outside backs.

Northern Swords v Rockcote Canterbury Bulls – Starting 13

Here is the Starting 13 Line up for Round 7 of the NZRL National Competition – Northern Swords v Rockcote Canterbury Bulls, playing this Saturday 10th October at Toll Stadium, kick off at 1:30pm. The curtain raiser is the Scott Electrical Sparkies v Placemakers Chippies who kick off at 11:30am. Gates will be open at 11:00 – Adults $5, children 12 and under Gold Coin koha.

National Premiership Swords v Bulls – STREAMED LIVE BY CHANNEL NORTH

National Premiership Swords v Bulls streamed LIVE by Channel North. Also streaming live is the Trade of Origin match between the Scott Electrical Sparkies and the Placemaker Chippies.