2019 New Zealand 16s & 18s residents sides named

The New Zealand Rugby League has announced their under-16 and 18 residents sides for upcoming fixtures against Samoa and the touring France under-19 side.

The under-18 side will play France at Rotorua International Stadium on Thursday October 3 before a triple header on Sunday October 6 at Auckland’s Pulman Park.

The under-16 residents will open the day against Samoa under-16, followed by France taking on the Auckland under-19 side and finishing with the under-18 residents facing Samoa under-18s.

The New Zealand residents under-18 side features a number of players with Jersey Flegg Cup experience, including Warriors’ Caleb Pese, Jyris Glamuzina, Temple Kalepo, William Fakatoumafi, Sione Moala and Taniela Otukolo.

2019 New Zealand residents U16
Keano KINI (Marist)
Zyon MAIU’U (Te Atutu)
Stanley IONGI (Marist)
Heneli LUANI (Pakuranga)
Sione VAIHU (Waitemata)
Filipo WHITEHOUSE-OPETAIA TOVIO (Waitemata)
Ali LEIATAUA (Pakuranga)
Francis MANULELUA (Papatoetoe)
Ben PENI (Papatoetoe)
Carlos TARAWHITI (Pakuranga)
Arama KITE (Manukura)
Fatiauma MOEAHU LEOTA (Waitara)
Tea-Rani WOODMAN TUHORO (Takahiwai)
Ethan FAITAUA (Linwood)
Felix FA’ATILI (Hornby)
Jaedon WELLINGTON (Hornby)
Uriah TULI (Linwood)
Cassius COWLEY (Pikiao)
Manaia NGATAKI-MATTHEWS (Turangawaewae)

Head coach: Bejay Hewitt (Akarana)
Assistants: Chris Langley, Eugene Davis (Upper Central)

2019 New Zealand residents U18
Caleb PESE (Ellerslie)
Jyris GLAMUZINA (Ellerslie)
Lani GRAHAM-TAUFA (Marist)
Moana GRAHAM-TAUFA (Marist)
Temple KALEPO (Richmond)
Jonah PALOTA-KOPA (Richmond)
Luani Naufahu WHYTE (Marist)
Eteru ROPETI (Marist)
William FAKATOUMAFI (Otahuhu)
Otukinekina KEPU (Manurewa)
Peesi Valingi KEPU (Manurewa)
Sione MOALA (Manurewa)
Taniela OTUKOLO (Otahuhu)
Semisi SIKEI (Otahuhu)
Semisi TAPA (Otahuhu)
Feao TONGIA (Otahuhu)
Brooklyn HEREWINI (Whanganui)
Tyson CHASE (Kia Ora)
Jordan COLEMAN (Hornby)
Caius FA’ATILI (Hornby)
Tukimihia SIMPKINS (Pikiao)
Dallas MCEWAN (Randwick)

Head coach: Tusa Lafaele (Counties Manukau)
Assistants: Daniel McEwan (Wellington), Cody Walker (Akarana)

Read more: https://nzrl.co.nz/international-fixtures-confirmed-for-nz-16s-18s-residents/

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