Frings Trade of Origin next Sunday 28th Curtain Raising for the Northern Swords. At this stage these games will be at Old Boys. A full update will be in next weeks Frings Trade of Origin special enewsletter.
The Woden Rams U16s team from Canberra will be making their second annual tour to Northland in early October. They will play and Otaua 16s selection in Otaua on 7th October and Otaika Eagles in Whangarei on 10th October (venue tbc)
RLN understands that volunteers are at times very scarce, especially when a certain skill set is required. Volunteering Northland is a non-profit organisation providing a recruitment and referral service for volunteers. As a club, you complete an application and tell us what kind of person you are looking for and we submit your application to Volunteering Northland on your behalf. Volunteering Northland database will advertise on their website looking for the required person/s. This could be a cook for after-match functions, a Treasurer, or anyone that will help your club.
Simply fill in the application, send to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will submit your application.
The match against the Warriors Academy has become an annual highlight on the RLN Calendar, 2015 will be the third time it is played. The game will be part of a Rugby League Northland extravaganza of League with two RLN Premiership games being played on the same day at Central Rugby Ground – Lindvart Park in Kaikohe. For the hopeful College players it’s a great opportunity to gauge their skills against future Warriors players.
In 2014 the Adam Blair XIII team was incredibly competitive, narrowly losing 42 – 28, with the Warriors scoring a couple of late tries. Two players remain from the 2014 squad – Whangarei Boys’ High Centre – Caleb Aekins and Okaihau half-back Stevie Ray Haenga-Albert.
Coach Jim Larkin was incredibly happy with the squad announced, “We are definitely seeing an improvement in the quality of Rugby League being played at college level. I have picked a squad that work to the intensity, equal to what the Warriors will play to. We lack a little bit of size up front, but what we lack there, will be made up with speed and a big work rate”.