NZ rugby league

NZRL fail to nominate Dally M winner Tuivasa-Sheck for Halbergs

Tuivasa-Sheck won the National Rugby League's prestigious Dally M player of the year award - the first time a Warriors' player has won the prize in the club's 24 year history.

RNZ asked New Zealand Rugby League why Tuivasa-Sheck was not nominated by them for the Halbergs and their initial repsonse was that as Tuivasa-Sheck was injured and didn't play for the Kiwis in 2018, he couldn't be nominated.

When it was pointed out an athlete didn't have to be playing for a national side to be nominated the NZRL then replied:

Maguire confirmed at Tigers

The NRL's coaching carousel has taken its next stop with Ivan Cleary released by the Tigers and Maguire confirmed as his successor for the next three seasons.

Maguire will continue his role with the New Zealand national team, a role handed to him after he was sacked by Souths at the end of last year.

The news broke after the Kiwis were beaten 18-16 by England in Hull this morning to go 1-0 down in the three-match series, and NZRL chief executive Greg Peters said they had no issue with Maguire combining dual roles.

Kiwis coach keeping close eye on NRL final

On the back of some compelling form in the finals, Manu has surged into contention for a maiden Test jersey when the Kiwis face Australia next month.

The 22-year-old is one of potentially eight Kiwis hopefuls who Maguire will assess when the Roosters play the Melbourne Storm on Sunday.

Tokoroa-raised Manu has been the in-form New Zealander in the finals, having started all but one game this season.

Maguire will early next week name his squad with the NRL decider forming a key part of his thinking.