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FAMILIAR NAMES IN NZ RESIDENTS 16S & 18S TRAIN-ON SQUADS A number of players making their mark in the Toyota Cup join those whose performances stood out in the NZRL's 2011 National Competition in being named in the NZ Residents 16s and 18s train on squads announced today.
Members of the two squads will be monitored during the upcoming National Competition, which kicks off on August 25, and other players who perform well during the National Competition and National Secondary Schools tournament may also be considered for selection to the 19 man travelling teams which will be confirmed in September.
Four players from last year's 16s Residents team have made the step up to the 18s squad including Tauturu Hapuku, Reubenn Rennie, Semisi Tyrell and Tui Lolohea while a significant number of last year's squad have returned.
Those returning for the 18s include Viliami Kaveinga, David Fusitua, Mason Lino, Tama Koopu, Sam Lisone, James Taylor, Kurt Robinson, Eric Newbigging and Kouma Samson. Fusitua, Samson, Taylor and Lino have all had games for the Warriors 20's in the 2012 Toyota Cup with Lino now a regular.
The NZ 16s will play matches against the South East Queensland 16s on Wednesday Oct 3 and the Queensland Academy of Sport 16s on Sunday Oct 7, with both to be played in Australia on the Gold Coast.
The NZ 18s will play a game against the Gold Coast Titans 18s on the Gold Coast on Sunday Oct 7 and follow this with a game against Queensland Maori 18s at Cudgen Leagues Club in Northern NSW on Friday Oct 12.
Earlier this month members of the 15s and 17s Merit teams (named at the end of the 2011 National Competition) joined a further 40 elite players at an intensive four day residential National Performance camp in Rotorua which included thorough physical testing, development workshops and individual assessments. The camp finished with two trial games at which coaches and selectors were able to assess the player's abilities in a game situation.
Coach of the 16s team, Jeff Whittaker said "The job of selecting our squads is even tougher this year than it was the last, with even more players demonstrating their potential for this higher level of competition.
"For the second year in a row some very talented players missed selection simply because of our depth. When we cut the squads to 19 it will be even tougher, but the competition for positions is good for the game long term and we wish all the players every success in the National Competition."
With all seven NZRL Zones having players in one or both squads, NZRL General Manager High Performance Tony Kemp says the National Competition and the camps have achieved what they hoped when they revamped the Football Calendar back in 2010.
"Many of these players have been progressing on our pathway for some time. They've been a part of the 2010 and 2011 National Competition, attended a number of Hearts and Performance camps and taken on board what we are trying to achieve. We can see this in their testing results and in the way they conduct themselves off the field. They've bought into the NZRL values and demonstrated their commitment at our most recent camp.
"This year we have stepped it up, with more focus on individual skills development specific to their on-field positions and introduced IPP's (Individual Personal Plans). This has given us the chance to work with them on their physical fitness and development, their training programmes, nutrition and goal setting. All this builds better people and better players." [TABLE="align: center"]
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Saturday August 25 - October 28, 2012
NZ 16s v South East Queensland 16s Wednesday Oct 3 Gold Coast
NZ 16s v Queensland Academy of Sport 16s Sunday Oct 7 Gold Coast
NZ 18s v Gold Coast Titans 18s
Sunday Oct 7 Gold Coast NZ 18s v Queensland Maori 18s
Friday Oct 12 Cudgen Leagues Club, Northern NSW [/TD]
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[TD="width: 50%"]NZ 16S WIDER SQUAD [/TD]
[TD="width: 50%"]NZ 18S WIDER SQUAD[/TD]
[TD="class: ladder2"]Ahurei Winitana Upper Central
Bunty Afoa Auckland
Cale Karanga Mid Central
Christian Mika Counties Manukau
Daniel Liddicoat Auckland
Eljen Petersen Auckland
Haimona Hiroti Mid Central
Jack McCormack Wellington
Jacob Diaz Counties Manukau
Jeniero Smallman Mid Central
Jiordan Fidow Kele Southern
Jo Apikatoa Wellington
Jordan Pinnock Southern
Kadince Christensen Northern
Kalolo Saitaua Auckland
Ken Tofilau Southern
Kurt Bernard Auckland
Losi Filipo Wellington
Mafoaa'eata Hingano Counties Manukau
Michael Uluakiola Auckland
Netane Vi Counties Manukau
Ofahiki Ogden Counties Manukau
Peter Scanlon Auckland
Richard Timoti Auckland
Satch Pryor Mid Central
Sean McGregor Upper Central
Semisi Vea Auckland
Sheldon Pitama Southern
Viliami Moala Counties Manukau
Xavier Smith Mid Central[/TD]
[TD="class: ladder2"]Adam Tuimavave-Gerrad Auckland
Afatasi Lio-Collins Counties Manukau
Alamoti Finau Auckland
Braxton Stanley Auckland
Danny Levi Wellington
David Fusitua Auckland
Eric Newbigging Counties Manukau
Ezra Togia Wellington
James Taylor Auckland
Jeffery Sua Auckland
Joseph Tapine Wellington
Jules Webley Southern
Katamiro Atera Counties Manukau
Kirisome Kirisome Wellington
Kouma Samson Auckland
Kruz Tupou Counties Manukau
Kurt Robinson Wellington
Mason Lino Auckland
Ngataua Hukutai Counties Manukau
Ray Lesoa Wellington
Reubenn Rennie Counties Manukau
Sam Lisone Counties Manukau
Semisi Tyrell Counties Manukau
Simioni Ma'amaloa Counties Manukau
Tama Koopu Upper Central
Tau Hapuku Counties Manukau
Thoren Fidow-Kele Southern
Tuimola Lolohea Auckland
Viliami Kaveinga Counties Manukau[/TD]
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Coach Jeff Whittaker Southern
Ass Moehewa Armstrong Upper Central
Manager Anita Smith-McKinnon Akarana
Trainer Greg Davis Mid Central[/TD]
Coach Ricky Henry Akarana
Ass Coach Tom Ball Southern
Manager Mel Rutene Upper Central
Trainer Dave McDermott Akarana


Thanks for the info H.

Are there any team lists and coaches names available for the SEQ and QAS sides that the New Zealanders are playing 


I haven't seen or heard anything but I'll keep an eye out for info and post it here if I find anything. 


[h=2]NZ Residents 16s & 18s Teams Named[/h] Tuesday, 18 September 2012 2011 NZ Residents 16s doing a pre match haka

Today's announcement of the NZ Residents 16s and 18s teams to travel to Australia next month is another demonstration of the growing success of New Zealand Rugby League's player development pathway.
Both teams include a number of players who have been involved with the NZRL's National Competition, with players from all seven Zones making the NZ 16s. They will be lead by Kadince Christensen, who plays for the Northern Swords and recently represented Whangarei Boys High School at the National Secondary Schools Rugby League tournament.
When the selectors announced their initial 30 man train-on squads, they committed to considering players from outside the group if they played well during the national competition or at the National Secondary Schools tournament. Ariel Tusiane of Otahuhu College has benefited from this, not named in the train-on squad, he has been chosen for the NZ Residents 16s due his performances at the recent National Secondary Schools Rugby League tournament. Ken Maumalo, of the Counties Manukau Stingrays premiers has been chosen for the NZ Residents 18s due to his impressive performances in the Pirtek National Premiership.
Coach of the 16s Jeff Whittaker said, "The Coaching group are all really excited about the 19 boys we've chosen. It was a really hard job to cut the squad down and at least half a dozen boys missed out due to the depth of the talent available to us now.
"Thanks to the National Competition the standard across the country is much higher, and you can see that all the Zones are taking the development pathway seriously with all of them represented in our team. The selectors also saw some really good performances at the National Secondary Schools tournament, and it's great to see Ariel benefiting from this."
Ricky Henry, coach of the NZ Residents 18s agrees. " We have chosen a really strong squad, with lots of players from last year who will provide experience. The hardest thing as a coach was selecting the team, knowing that a lot of good players have missed out because we have depth in their position. This tour will provide some great development opportunities for players like Reubenn Rennie and Tuimola Lolohea and I expect the selector's job will only get harder in coming years."
NZ Residents 16s Team 2012
Ahurei Winitana, Upper Central
Ariel Tusiane, Counties Manukau
Mafoaa'eata Hingano, Counties Manukau
Bunty Afoa (Vice Captain), Akarana
Christian Mika, Counties Manukau
Daniel Liddicoat, Akarana
Haimona Hiroti, Mid Central
Jacob Diaz, Counties Manukau
Jiordan Fidow-Kele, Southern
Kadince Christensen (Captain), Northern
Kalolo Saitaua, Akarana
Ken Tofilau, Southern
Kurt Bernard, Akarana
Losi Filipo, Wellington
Michael Uluakiola, Akarana
Ofahiki Ogden, Counties Manukau
Richard Timoti, Akarana
Semisi Vea, Akarana
Sheldon Pitama, Southern
NZ Residents 16s Staff:
Coach Jeff Whittaker, Southern
Assistant Coach Moehewa Armstrong, Upper Central
Manager Anita Smith-McKinnon, Akarana
Trainer Greg Davis, Mid Central

NZ Residents 18s Team 2012
Adam Tuimavave-Gerrard, Akarana
Afatasi Lio-Collins, Counties Manukau
Braxton Stanley, Akarana
Danny Levi, Wellington
David Fusitua, Akarana
Eric Newbigging, Counties Manukau
James Taylor, Counties Manukau
Joseph Tapine, Wellington
Katamiro Atera, Counties Manukau
Ken Maumalo, Counties Manukau
Kouma Samson, Akarana
Kurt Robinson, Wellington
Mason Lino, Akarana
Ngataua Hukutai, Akarana
Reubenn Rennie, Counties Manukau
Sam Lisone, Counties Manukau
Tama Koopu, Upper Central
Tuimoala Lolohea, Akarana
Viliami Kaveinga, Counties Manukau
NZ Residents 18s staff:
Coach Ricky Henry, Akarana
Assistant Coach Tom Ball, Southern
Manager Mel Rutene, Upper Central
Trainer Dave McDermott, Akarana 


All those boys should be locked into New Zealand for life!!! Any information on the australian teams? 


Storm contracted players 


Has anyone heard who is in the QAS sides. 


Qld Maori under18s
1 Jahrome Hughes South ROHE
2 Mathias Vickery East ROHE
3 Delaine Guilford South ROHE
4 Kane Zalewski North ROHE
5 Thomas Tapu South ROHE
*6 Kodi Nikorima North ROHE
7 Delaney Ashby East ROHE
8 Vincent Rennie West ROHE
9 Anaru Gray South ROHE
10 Dallas Graham South ROHE
11 Lamar Manuel South ROHE
12 Jahley Pakau West ROHE
13 Caleb Morehu South ROHE
14 Jack Cook South ROHE
15 Codie Kennedy West ROHE
16 Harlem Theodore-Wanoa East ROHE
17 Llyod Perrett South ROHE
18 Quaid Rippingale West ROHE
19 Charles Tago West ROHE
20 Jamahl Little North ROHE
COACH Roy Leoni South ROHE
MANAGER Kiri Samson South ROHE
1st Anthony Gray South ROHE
2nd Kahu Tamati North ROHE
3rd Alex Mackey East ROHE
4th Marino Allen South ROHE 


a lot of talent in this squad, possibly a few future nrl players 


That is a very strong squad. I think theyl give nz 18s a good run 


Few players have pulled out of the QLD Maori 18s side to take on NZ 18 Residents due to other commitments.

Heres the finals QMRL 18 side for tomorrow nights fixture

1 Kane Zalewski
2 Mathias Vickery
3 Delaine Guilford
4 Codi Kennedy
5 Thomas Tapu
6 Dallas Wells*
7 Delaney Ashby
8 Vincent Rennie
9 Anaru Gray
10 Anthony Gray*
11 Lamar Manuel
12 Jahley Pakau
13 Caleb Morehu
14 Jack Cook South
15 Marino Allen*
16 Harlem Theodore-Wanoa
17 Lloyd Perrett
18 Quaid Rippingale
19 Jamahl Little
20 Alex Mackey

COACH Roy Leoni
MANAGER Kiri Samson
Trainers Brent Corin and Graeme Kirk 


Nz win 22.4 very good game. Score was 4.4 at half time and 10.4 with ten mins to go. Wovld be one of the better under 18 games i have seen this year. Some very good players playing for qld maori. They play qld samoa this weekend. Qld 13. Morehu . Perrett was very good. 

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