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|Subject: New Zealand national rugby league team Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:53 am|| |
The New Zealand national rugby league team represents New Zealand in the sport of rugby league and are the current World Cup and Four Nations champions. They are commonly known as the Kiwis, after the native bird of that name and are administered by the New Zealand Rugby League. The team's colours are black with white and the players perform a haka to challenge their opponents before every match they play.
The team first played in a 1907 professional rugby tour which pre-dated the birth of rugby league football in the Southern Hemisphere, making it the second oldest national side after England. Since then the Kiwis have regularly competed in international competition, touring Europe and Australia throughout the 20th century. New Zealand have competed in every Rugby League World Cup since the first in 1954, reaching the final of the past three tournaments. In 2008 New Zealand made history by winning the World Cup for the first time. They also contest the Baskerville Shield against Great Britain, and play an annual ANZAC Test against Australia.Dental Treatment PrestonBeds Mattresses