New Zealand Rugby League World Cup 2021 Squad, fixtures & Match Dates
New Zealand Rugby League World Cup 2021 fixtures, Squad, Match Dates: New Zealand as a Rugby team, made its official debut 100 years back in 1907 when the international squad toured Great Britain and played against Wales on 1st January. In the history of the International Rugby League, the New Zealand squad has played an important role in standing at the second position against the top competitor England.
However, it took a long time for New Zealand to emerge as the winning team only after clinching their maiden Rugby title in 2008 beating Australia in the finals. It is still recorded as a historic win, for team New Zealand becoming the only third team to defeat Australia.
Today the players from New Zealand consist of players playing in the Australian Rugby League Competition, where as of now a total of 823 players have played for New Zealand in Rugby League since the team made its official debut in the international game.
Rugby League World Cup 2021 New Zealand Squad
Ahead of the Rugby League International Competition, New Zealand has released a World Cup squad. Michael Maguire the New Zealand coach has come up with a list of 38 players along with the top performing 62 players. Zane Tetevano of Leeds is the only Super League player to be included in the list of 100 players. Also along with Zane, another notable player Danny Levi will contest from the New Zealand side.
As part of their World Cup preparations, Kiwis will be playing the Pacific test and Trans-Tasman test in the month of June. Here is the list of Confirmed rugby league world cup squad for New Zealand:
Joey Manu (Roosters)
Ronaldo Mulitalo (Sharks)
Marata Niukore (Eels)
Peta Hiku (Cowboys)
Jordan Rapana (Raiders)
Dylan Brown (Eels)
Jahrome Hughes (Storm)
Jesse Bromwich (Storm)
Brandon Smith (Storm)
James Fisher-Harris (Panthers)
Isaiah Papali’i (Eels)
Kenny Bromwich (Storm)
Joseph Tapine (Raiders)
Kieran Foran (Sea Eagles)
Moses Leota (Panthers)
Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Storm)
Briton Nikora (Sharks)
Jordan Riki (Broncos)
Rugby League World Cup 2021 fixtures
|Sun Oct 16||New Zealand vs Lebanon||7:30 pm||Halliwell Jones Stadium|
|Sat Oct 22||New Zealand vs Jamaica||7:30 pm||The MKM Stadium, Hull|
|Fri Oct 29||New Zealand vs Ireland||7:30 pm||Headingley Stadium, Leeds|