18-year-old Kalyn Ponga made his first-grade debut this year for the Cowboys during the NRL playoffs. Now there's a tug of war between Australia and New Zealand for the teen star. If NRL legend Johnathan Thurston has his way, Kalyn will be pulling on the green and gold jersey.
Ash Dixon (Ngāti Tahinga) will captain the 2016 Māori All Blacks for their upcoming Northern Hemisphere tour next month. 26-players in total have been named in the side by the head coach, Colin Cooper today in Wellington.