Topic: Rugby League

NSW Māori Rugby League team aim for winning title

By Tamati Tiananga
  • Auckland
  • Australia

Leading this evening's sports news, NSW's Māori North side will challenge for the Rohe title at this year's Māori Rugby League tournament that returns to Auckland this weekend.

25 years ago, head coach Mark Horo played in that very tournament, and this weekend makes a return as head coach of the Sydney-based side.

Former Kiwi Prop Mark Horo is back in NZ with a favourite team full of current and future potential NRL players.

Horo had a successful career playing for Parramatta and Wests before finishing his career with the Warriors, he also played 16 tests for NZ.

The Norths NSW side compete in the annual Ngā Hau e Whā tournament and among the squad is Horo's youngest son Jayden who was a part of the Manly U20s squad.

The side is filled with NRL players and future prospects.

Horo admits the return home for these players is the major focus.

The side has been named in the Tawhiao section of the Rohe draw and is predicted to make the final on Sunday.