TUPAPA Panthers are bracing for a tough start to their 2017 rugby league season when they take on Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles in the feature match of round one at Nukupure Park today.
FROM 18-YEAR-old rookies to a 44-year-old who will still have players looking over their shoulders, the Downer NRL Auckland Nines will throw up some spectacular performances. Here are the players that those who are taking part are looking forward to see in action.
“I USED to be with a lot of country boys who hated city life.” Adam Tangata, while very similar at heart, was quite different to his peers, with a sense of adventure resulting in quite an incredible journey around the world.
AITUTAKI Sharks are set to blood new players who will be hoping to sink their teeth into the Cook Islands Rugby League Association 2017 season that gets underway this afternoon.
He OWNS three State of Origin records that may never be surpassed and is the Kangaroos' greatest ever point-scorer, but Johnathan Thurston insists he has more memories to create in what will be his final year of representative football.
WITH EVERY year of the Telstra Premiership old records fall and new markers are set and in 2017 there are a host of individual and club milestones that will be celebrated by the 16 NRL clubs. Here are the achievements likely to cause the most fanfare.