Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Wellington hosts Four Nations climax

April 10, 2014

Wellington hosts Four Nations climax

Whangarei, Dunedin and Wellington have early opportunities to show they’re ready for 2017 Rugby League World Cup fixtures, when they host games in this year’s Four Nationstournament.

New Zealand Rugby League will stage three clashes in the international showpiece, including the final at Westpac Trust Stadium on November 15.

The NZ Kiwis face a Pacific Island team – either Fiji or Samoa – at Whangarei’s Toll Stadium on November 1 and England at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on November 8.

They will kick off their campaign against archrivals Australia in Brisbane on October 26, as a curtainraiser to England taking on the Pacific champions.

“Bearing in mind we will be co-hosting the World Cup with Australia in four years, this is a great opportunity for us to show our capability,” says NZRL chief executive Phil Holden. “But it’s also a huge challenge, both on and off the field.

“On one front, we may be up against the other three semifinalists from last year’s World Cup, with England, in particular, itching to avenge their semifinal loss to us at Wembley.

“And then we’re looking for Wellingtonians to show their passion for rugby league and support what promises to be a memorable final.

“Auckland has already shown it’s ready for major World Cup fixtures, after successfully hosting the NRL Nines. Wellington prides itself as a sporting Mecca and we’re confident local fans can also support an international spectacle of this calibre.”

Tickets will go on sale next month. Sign up to the NZRL database here to register for pre-sale information.

The full Four Nations schedule is:

October 25

Australia v New Zealand, Brisbane

England v Fiji/Samoa, Brisbane

November 1

New Zealand v Fiji/Samoa. Whangarei

November 2

Australia v England, Melbourne

November 8

New Zealand v England, Dunedin

November 9

Australia v Fiji/Samoa, Wollongong

November 15

Final, Wellington

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: From Here And There

Being Chinese: A New Zealander’s Story
by Helene Wong.
This is the fascinating story of Helene Wong, born in 1949 in Taihape to Chinese parents: her mother, born soon after her parents migrated here, and her father, born in China but sent to relatives in Taihape at seven to get an education in English. More>>

Chiku: Hamilton Zoo's Baby Chimpanzee Named

Hamilton Zoo has named its three-month-old baby chimpanzee after a month-long public naming competition through the popular zoo’s website. The name chosen is Chiku, a Swahili name for girls meaning "talker" or "one who chatters". More>>

Game Over: Trans-Tasman Netball League To Discontinue

Netball Australia and Netball New Zealand have confirmed that the existing ANZ Championship format will discontinue after the current 2016 season, with both organisations to form national netball leagues in their respective countries. More>>

NZSO Review: Stephen Hough Is Perfection-Plus

He took risks, and leant into the music when required. But you also felt that every moment of his playing made sense in the wider picture of the piece. Playing alongside him, the NZSO were wonderful as ever, and their guest conductor, Gustavo Gimeno, coaxed from them a slightly darker, edgier sound than I’m used to hearing. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: King Lear At Circa

In order to celebrate it's 40th birthday, it is perhaps fitting that Circa Theatre should pick a production of 'King Lear,' since it's also somewhat fortuitously Shakespeare's 400th anniversary. If some of the more cerebral poetry is lost in Michael Hurst's streamlined, full throttle production, it's more than made up for by plenty of lascivious violence designed to entertain the groundlings. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Tauranga Books Festival

Escape to Tauranga for Queen’s Birthday weekend and an ideas and books-focused festival that includes performance, discussion, story-telling, workshops and an Italian-theme morning tea. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news