News Samoa secure win over Fiji to book trip to Whangarei

Samoa secure win over Fiji to book trip to Whangarei

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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.

For full schedule of the Four Nations click here.


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Do you or does your child love Rugby League?

Then come to the Kerikeri Pavillion (above the grandstand) on Tuesday 1oth June.


Kerikeri MakosKerikeri 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 YOUR LOCAL YOUTH.



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