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At WIN Jubilee Oval, Kogarah:
October 13, 2013
Junior Kiwis 26: (Kurtis Rowe 2, Dallin
Watene-Zelezniak 2, Raymond Faitala-Mariner tries. Mason Lino 3
Junior Kangaroos 38: (Patrick Mago
2, Vai Toutai, Junior Paulo, David Nofoaluma, Charly Runciman,
Mitch Cornish. Bryce Cartwright 5 conversions).
Half-time: 20-10 (Junior Kiwis)
Referee: Henry Perenara
Junior Kiwis: 1. Kurtis Rowe, 2. Dallin
Watene-Zelezniak, 3. Jeremy Hawkins (vice captain), 4. Ngani
Laumape, 5. David Fusitua, 6. Tuimoala Lolohea, 7. Mason Lino, 8.
Albert Vete, 9. Manaia Cherrington, 10. James Taylor, 11. Raymond
Faitala-Mariner, 12. Joseph Tapine, 13. David Bhana (captain).
Interchange: 14. Mitch Clark, 15. David Minute, 16. Zach
Docker-Clay, 17. Takai Moeakiola
Junior Kiwis Side Named
Brent Gemmell has been appointed the coach of the Junior Kiwis.
Gemmell, who is currently the assistant coach of the Auckland
Vulcans, has an extensive background in domestic rugby league
having coached the NZ Residents team for the last two years, guided
the Auckland Pride (now Akarana Falcons) to two National
Premiership titles, and twice won Auckland's Fox Memorial with Mt
Albert. He'd earlier won a Bartercard Cup with the Auckland Lions
and coached junior rugby league in both Bay of Plenty and
Gemmell takes over as Junior Kiwis coach from John Ackland,
following Ackland's decision to join the NZRL in the full-time role
of National Game Development Manager (once he finishes his coaching
commitments this season with the Vodafone Junior Warriors).
Kelvin Wright will be Gemmell's assistant coach. Wright is
currently the assistant coach of the Junior Warriors. He has
previously coached the Bay Roskill Vikings. Wright only finished
playing a few years ago, having represented the NZ Residents and
various Auckland rep teams. He also captained Mt Albert to two Fox
Memorial championships, when coached by Gemmell.
Other Junior Kiwis appointments confirmed today are Andy Flint -
the head trainer of the Auckland Vulcans - as trainer and John Love
as physiotherapist. Love is in his third year working with the
Junior Warriors and will also support the Kiwis during their Rugby
League World Cup campaign later this year.
The Brisbane Broncos contribute Kodi Nikorima and Duncan
Paia'aua, who both play in the halves, while the South Sydney
Rabbitohs are represented by Tulsa Saumamao, who is a second row or
centre. Saumamao played for the NZ Residents 16s team in 2011.
The Junior Kiwis play the Junior Kangaroos on Sunday, October
13, at WIN Jubilee Oval in Kogarah, Sydney.
2013 JUNIOR KIWIS TRAIN-ON SQUAD (at September
Brisbane Broncos: Kodi Nikorima, Duncan
Cronulla Sharks: Fa'amanu Brown, Valentine
Gold Coast Titans: Jahrome Hughes
Melbourne Storm: Matt McGahan, Pride
Pettersen-Robati, Cade Umaga
Newcastle Knights: Danny Levi, Joseph Tapine
Parramatta Eels: Zach Docker-Clay, Takai
South Sydney Rabbitohs: Tulsa Saumamao
Vodafone Warriors: Siliva Havili, Ngani Laumape
Wests Tigers: Manaia Cherrington, Andy Fiagatusa,
Delouise Hoeter, Kurtis Rowe
The Junior Kiwis selectors - John Ackland, Brent Gemmell, Mark
Horo and Kelvin Wright, along with the convenor Tony Iro - will add
to the squad in the coming weeks as teams are eliminated from the
NRL and Holden Cup finals.