SUPER League champions Leeds Rhinos have pulled off a major coup as they will have home advantage in next year's Heinz Big Soup World Club Challenge with NRL premiers Manly Sea Eagles.
KIWIS captain Benji Marshall and Vodafone Warriors player Shaun Johnson were both acknowledged for their stellar performances during the 2011 year at the NZRL Awards held at the Raye Freedman Arts Centre in Epsom tonight.
NZ Resident 16s played the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) rugby league team in a one off game today in front of a good crowd gathered at Massey Park in Papakura.
NEW Zealand Rugby League has today named the NZ Residents Premiers team for 2011.
A clean sweep proved elusive for the NZ Residents 18s when they played their second match against the Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League (ASSRL) team this afternoon at Bruce Pulman Park.
NRL grand finalists Krisnan Inu and Elijah Taylor plus North Queensland winger Kalifa Faifai Loa have today been called into the Kiwis' touring squad for their one-off Test against the Kangaroos and the 2011 Four Nations in England.
AND then there were two. Paul Mitry previews the big one - the 2011 NRL Telstra Premiership GRAND FINAL between the Sea Eagles and Warriors.
NEW Zealand Rugby League is pleased to announce that Henry Perenara and Shane Rehm have been appointed as match officials for the Four Nations tournament.
TWO NZRL Match Officials have been appointed to the upcoming Kiwis vs Cook Islands test match in Rarotonga on October 6.
RESULTS FOR NATIONAL COMPETITION - ROUND ONE 2011