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Rugby League Northland again welcomes 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.

One thing is sure, rivalry between Australia and NZ at any level is always fierce.  As Kiwis we can have bragging rights for the first time ever as the Kiwis are currently ranked #1 in the World and for the second time ever in the history of league the Kiwis have beaten the Kangaroos 3 times in a row.  As for the rivalry between the Rams and Northland, the first year saw two Rams teams visit with each playing two games, the ledger that year was shared with Northland teams winning 2 and the Rams winning 2.  Last year the Rams played Otaua and lost, then played Otaika that saw a game go right down to the wire for a draw! 

On Tuesday the Rams played against the Otaua Valleys in Kaikohe.  Otaua led at 18 – 0 at half time. The Rams came back in the second half with a typical Australian spirit, but Otaua were able to hold on for a 28 – 18 win. So the overall ledger is Northland 4 – Woden 2 and 1 draw. 

The Rams hadn’t played any footy for 6 weeks while a good contingent of the Otaua team played last week at the NZRL 15s and 17s Nationals so with a game under their belt the Rams will be well primed to take on the Otaika Eagles on Friday!  The Otaika Eagles were defeated finalists in the U16s Elijah Taylor Cup.

Match Day:  Friday 9th October Kick Off 12pm at Fishbone Park – Whangarei.


Tuesday 6th October at Kaikohe Rugby Ground – Woden Rams v Otaua Valleys – Results

Otaua Valleys 28: Tries: Kalani Waa, Iraia (2), Xavier Johnston, Ranipiri Tau, Goals: Brody Tamarua (4).  Players of the Day – Joseph Ngere, Ranipiri Tau 

 Woden Rams 18: Tries: Daniel De Smet, Michael Ryan, Andrew Scheele. Goals: Daneil De Smet (2), Thomas Robertson. Players of the Day – Daneil De smet, Thomas Robertson


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