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Kerikeri Makos – Public Meeting – Tuesday 10th June 2014

Kerikeri Mako’s vision is to develop teams in all grades (currently we have 13s, 15s) – but they want to provide a pathway for our younger players (7s, 9s, 11s) and to do this they need PLAYERS and VOLUNTEERS to help build this club up. Ever heard the saying “Many hands make light work?” The Kerikeri Makos need committee members – (Treasurer, Secretary, Junior and Senior Delegates) as well as – Coaches, Managers, Trainers – they need you all – so come on Dads, Mums, Brothers, Sisters, Aunties, Uncles, Cousins, Grandparents – be part of building your local Community and SUPPORT OUR LOCAL YOUTH.

2014 – RLN Multikai Cooker Premiership – All Results and Points Table

Results and Points Table for Round 16 of the RLN Multikai Cooker Premiership. Note that Round 15 (12th July) was CANCELLED.

Samoa secure win over Fiji to book trip to Whangarei

Toa Samoa defeated Fiji 32 – 16 to book their place in the Four Nations Rugby League tournament between NZ, Australia, England and Samoa. The schedule will see the Samoans taking on the Kiwis at Toll Stadium on November the 1st. The defeat over Fiji was revenge for Fiji’s defeat over Samoa in the Quarter finals of the World Cup. Samoa who have always underperformed in the test arena showed on Saturday night that they will be a serious threat in the Four Nations as the defeated the Fijians in an entertaining mix of physical power and slick skills.

Swords Recruit New Head Coach

Rugby League Northland has confirmed Mark Freeman as its new Head Coach for the Northern Swords. A high performance coach originally from Queensland, Freeman is a passionate Northlander, having been Head Coach of Northland U18s between 2004 and 2008.

Takahiwai take Lead as they thump a Horror – Hora

Takahiwai bounced back from last week’s abandoned game, to thump a below-par Horahora Broncos 98 – 0. Takahiwai, who are still waiting to work out the result from last week, were ruthless in their defeat of the Broncos. The Broncos were without some key players (Des Reynolds and Kurtis Tito) left their coach speechless, “I can’t really explain what happened out there, sure it wasn’t our A team out there, but we came prepared to play.” Sean Tito said.

Jennian Homes Juniors

The Junior League competition kicked off properly on Sunday the 11th of May across Northland, with growth in most grades. It was a big day at Lindvart Park in Kaikohe with the Joint venture clubs of Otaua Valleys – Tautoro Titans having a celebration day to unveil their new playing stripe.

Kamo High School 2014 NorthTec Adam Blair Champions

Last Friday night, Kamo High School defeated the odds, to be crowned NABT 2014 Champions in a final that demonstrated that Secondary School Rugby League is alive and well in Northland. Standing in Kamo’s way were the favoured Whangarei Boys High School. High had amassed a whopping 190 point differential through the 2014 NABT competition and had won the coveted Tohunga 2 times out of three, plus they had won their earlier encounter with Kamo 38 – 16 to rightly be favourites.

300 Primary School Students experience Rugby League for the first time

10 Primary Schools – 20 teams and over 300 Primary School students participated in the inaugural Muriwhenua Primary Schools Modified Rugby League Competition last week. The competition was played at Kaitaia College and was organised by the Kaitaia College Year 13, Leadership through League Class. Gary Shortland’s Year 13 class has been doing the Leadership through League program throughout Term 1. As part of the program they coached both Pompallier and Kaitaia Primary School kids FUNdamental League skills – in total coaching over 450 students.

Two Northlanders to star in SG Ball Final

James Dean Fisher Harris and Hamish Pomare booked a place in the SG Ball Final for the Penrith Panthers against the Sydney Roosters on Saturday the 9th May as they defeated fellow Northlander Kadince Christensen’s Parramatta Eels 28 – 4.

RLN Multikai Cooker Premiership – 2014 Draw

The Rugby League Northland Multikai Cooker Premiership Draw has been released. The draw format sees a 10 team competition which is one less than the 2013 due to Otaua Valleys deciding to consolidate and focus on its junior club, which in General Manager, Alex Smits mind, is a good idea, especially considering they now field teams for 7s, 9s, 11s, 13s 15s and 18s, which is a great achievement for such a small community. The competition will see 16 rounds of pool play with a top 6 finals series played over 3 weeks as part of RLN’s desire to improve the season’s competition. All Semi-Finals and Finals will be played at Toll Stadium. The season kicks off this weekend, Saturday 29th March at Hikurangi. Gates open at 11:00am.