Judicial Officers Required

RLN is seeking people to join their judicial panel for the 2015 season. Rugby League Northland is committed to fair play and a playing environment that is safe and fun to participate in. As part of this process RLN has formed an independent judicial committee that is delegated to oversee and rule on judicial matters such as players discipline and rulings regarding the rules and regulations of competitions. The panel is Chaired by independent Queens Counsel and you will join a team of up to 5 members.

Kaitaia and Whangarei Boys continue dominance in NorthTec Adam Blair Trophy

The NorthTec Adam Blair reaches its second to last round of pool play this week, with Kaitaia and WBHS leading their respective pools, both are the only teams to remain unbeaten. WBHS were on fire as they demolished a valiant Tikipunga team. In 2014, the Tikipunga team were very competitive, winning the Northern Swords shield, however a number of their team left school at the end of 2014 so it’s fair to say they are in a rebuilding phase.

Hikurangi Stags win Leagues first trophy for 2015

On Saturday at the Moerewa Tigers League club, the Tigers re-birthed the Moerewa Tigers pre-season Nines tournament, that had been in recession for since 2012 and what an event it was!

Bathed in Northland sunshine, 11 teams battled it out for pre-season bragging rights. There were 7 clubs and 8 teams representing League with Moerewa Tigers fielding two teams, Hokianga, Muriwhenua, Hikurangi, Kerikeri and Otangarei while Rugby was represented by Ohaeawai, United Kawakawa and Moerewa.

Northern Swords – 2015 Coaches, Trainers and Managers Required

LAST DAY TO APPLY!!! Calling out to Coaches, Trainers and Managers for 2015 Northern Swords National Competition. Applications for Coaches, Trainers and Managers roles are now open. Applications will need to be completed by Friday 20th of March 5.00pm and should be made via a covering letter and Rugby League CV to the RLN General Manager – Alex Smits – email:

Northern Swords Advisory Panel – Calling now for Applicants

LAST DAY TO APPLY!! As Rugby League in Northland has developed there has been mixed success with the Northern Swords. The age grade teams have had some success, with a number of players gaining contracts in Australia; however the senior team has struggled and has not reached its potential. The Northern Swords represent Northland as a region and as such NEED the Swords to reach the potential that is natural to Northland. As such we are calling for applicants to join us in our quest.

Registrations now open for the 2015 season

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Competition heats up in the NorthTec Adam Blair Trophy

After only two weeks in, the NABT competition looks to be fierce in both the North and South pool. The North pool looks to be the closest of all. Kaitaia College just scraped by a resurgent Northland College, scoring in the final minutes of play to win 20 – 16, to remain unbeaten. Newcomers, Kura Hokianga beat Brothers 20 – 12 to also remain unbeaten with 1 win and 1 draw. Okaihau College were the big improvers defeating Whangaroa 32 – 22 in a free flowing try scoring fest.

Seach on for NZRL Zone Directors

NZRL is seeking applications for board directors on behalf of an independent appointments panel that manages the recruitment process across the country’s seven administrative zones. All board positions are for a term of three years. Rugby league is a sport for all New Zealanders, played at the grassroots and on the international stage. The sport is “more than just a game” – it is part of the social fabric of our country, and has a critical role in developing young men and women in some of our most “at risk” communities.

2015 NorthTec Adam Blair Results

Click here to see the Results from each round and the accumulative points table for the 2015 NorthTec Adam Blair Competition.

2015 NorthTec Adam Blair Competition Kicks Off

In a sign of how eager teams are to play in the 2015 NorthTec Adam Blair competition, the tournament kicks off today with a hastily rearranged fixture between Okaihau College and Kaitaia College, hosted at Kaitaia (previously scheduled to play on Wednesday). The NorthTec Adam Blair rugby league college competition starts in the school Term 1, and has done for the past two years. This year, the competition attracts 11 colleges, an increase from last year, with a new combined team called “Kura Hokianga” which is a selection of players from the Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Te Tonga O Hokianga, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Kaikohe and the Opononi Area schools.