Kiwis

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Te Maire Martin was linked with a mid-season switch from the Panthers, before heading to the Cowboys.

'It's a truly humbling feeling' - NZ's Te Maire Martin amping over World Cup inclusion

The Cowboys five-eighth can add to his one Test cap at the tournament.

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Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com - 01/11/16 - Rugby League - 2016 Ladbrokes Four Nations - New Zealand Kiwis Training - Etihad Campus, Manchester, England - Te Maire Martin. www.photosport.nz

'It'll be a dream come true' - Te Maire Martin relishing playing for Kiwis alongside Shaun Johnson

Martin will most likely play at five-eighth in the tournament later this month.

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Te Maire Martin was linked with a mid-season switch from the Panthers, before heading to the Cowboys.

'I would have loved to have come home' – Kiwis half on failed Warriors move

Te Maire Martin was linked with a mid-season switch from the Panthers, before heading to the Cowboys.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 01:  Jason Taumalolo of the Cowboys shows his emotion after losing the 2017 NRL Grand Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

'I found out through social media' - Kiwis teammate blindsided by Taumalolo Tonga defection

Te Maire Martin was stunned at his Cowboys compatriots World Cup switch.

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Shaun Johnson, Simon Mannering and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck tried on some new threads in Auckland today.

Watch: Kiwis stars get suited and booted in slick team number ones before World Cup camp

Shaun Johnson, Simon Mannering and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck tried on some new threads.

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The Kiwis utility modelled the new design in Auckland today.

Thomas Leuluai likely to play at hooker for Kiwis in Rugby League World Cup: 'Done it my whole career'

The Kiwis' utility will allow the halves pairing of Shaun Johnson and Te Maire Martin.

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New Zealand Kiwis coach David Kidwell during a Rugby League World Cup press conference as NZRL CEO Alex Hayton looks on to annouunce the NZ Kiwis squad for the RLWC 2017. Auckland, New Zealand. Thursday 5 October 2017 © Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Watch: Thomas Leuluai sticks up for embattled Kiwis coach David Kidwell: 'The passion shows in his coaching'

The Kiwis utility is standing by the under-fire Kidwell ahead of the World Cup.

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Thomas Leuluai modelled the new kit that New Zealand will wear in the tournament.

Watch: Kiwis unveil Rugby League World Cup jersey featuring tattoo-inspired cultural designs

The new playing strip shows off designs inspired by the body art of members of the squad.

Kenny Bromwich tackled by Matt Gillett

Aussie forward wary of wounded Kiwis side at World Cup: 'They are still playing for their country'

Recent player defections don't change New Zealand's chances, says Matt Gillett.

PENRITH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 20:  Jason Taumalolo of Tonga is tackled during the International Test Match between Tonga and Samoa at Centrebet Stadium on April 20, 2013 in Penrith, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Kiwis captain Adam Blair says Jason Taumalolo not 'man enough'after Tonga defection

Taumalolo will represent Tonga over New Zealand at this year's world cup.

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"If you want to find out about Jason maybe you should ask Jason and the Tongan team," said Nikau.

Video: Fired up Kiwis selector Tawera Nikau snaps back at reporters after Jason Taumalolo questions

"If you want to find out about Jason maybe you should ask Jason and the Tongan team," said Nikau.

PENRITH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 20:  Jason Taumalolo of Tonga is tackled during the International Test Match between Tonga and Samoa at Centrebet Stadium on April 20, 2013 in Penrith, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Jason Taumalolo rejects the Kiwis, opts to play for Tonga at Rugby League World Cup

Taumalolo is set to play for Tonga at this year's Rugby League World Cup.

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Tawera Nikau says that younger players will be chosen ahead of 32-year old Marshall.

Watch: Kiwis selector closes door on Benji Marshall's World Cup return: 'We've set a precedent'

Tawera Nikau says that younger players will be chosen ahead of 32-year old Marshall.

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The influential duo won't take part in the showpiece event after alleged cocaine scandal.

Kiwis selector Tawera Nikau saddened by Bromwich, Proctor's World Cup exodus

The influential duo won't take part in the showpiece event after alleged cocaine scandal.

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Tawera Nikau spoke about picking players for his World Cup squad.

'It's really exciting' – Kiwis selector backing NZ NRL stars in NRL finals

Tawera Nikau spoke about picking players for his World Cup squad.

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Coach David Kidwell had no answers to questions about the events leading to Jesse Bromwich's sacking.

Watch: Kiwis' media manager shuts down questions about Canberra drugs scandal

Coach David Kidwell had no answers to questions about the events leading to Jesse Bromwich's sacking.

Watch: 'It is pretty shocking ... I don't remember any of it' - cocaine scandal hit Jesse Bromwich on infamous night out

Former Kiwis captain Bromwich has opened up for the first time about the Canberra scandal.

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Sir Peter Leitch spoke to Breakfast and said the NZ Kiwis could have handled the situation better.

'We have a problem in the Kiwis camp' - Mad Butcher weighs in on Kiwis drugs scandal

Sir Peter Leitch said the Kiwis could have handled the situation better.

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The Kiwis coach has stood down two of his senior players for this year's World Cup.

'These guys weren't rookies' - David Kidwell reveals his disappointment at Bromwich, Proctor over drug scandal

The Kiwis coach has stood down two of his senior players for this year's World Cup.

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The cocaine accused duo won’t be in the squad for the World Cup.

'They have broken my trust' - Kidwell axes drug scandal hit Kiwis stars Bromwich, Proctor from Rugby League World Cup

Cocaine using accused Jesse Bromwich and Kevin Proctor will play no part in the tournament later this year.

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Lowe has urged the Kiwis coach to axe Jesse Bromwich and Kevin Proctor from this year's World Cup.

'He needs to show that he's up to it' - Graham Lowe's advice to David Kidwell after Kiwis stars are hit with drug scandal

Lowe has urged the Kiwis coach to axe Jesse Bromwich and Kevin Proctor from this year's World Cup.

 Jesse Bromwich of the Storm offloads the ball during the round 19 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Penrith Panthers at AAMI Park on July 17, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.

Jesse Bromwich to step down as Kiwis captain, Storm announce punishment for alleged cocaine purchase attempt

"I regret making the choice of staying out with my teammates until the early hours of Saturday morning."

Kevin Proctor

Kevin Proctor stands down as Titans co-captain: 'I've never been in this kind of trouble'

Proctor allegedly bought cocaine outside a Canberra nightclub.

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After a 30-12 loss to Australia Johnson believes there was some positive signs in their second half performance in Canberra.

'We don't need to do anything dramatic' - Shaun Johnson says Kiwis will get better

After a 30-12 loss to Australia Johnson believes there was some positive signs in their second half performance in Canberra.

Kangaroos inflict Canberra carnage on underwhelming Kiwis

Australia romped to victory 30-12 in a one-sided Anzac Test against New Zealand.

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New Zealand's Kieran Foran passes to a team-mate, during, their Rugby League ANZAC Test against Australia, at AAMI Stadium, Melbourne, Australia. Friday 7 May 2010.  Photo: Joe Castro/PHOTOSPORT

'I was on the end of a few floggings!' - Kieran Foran laughs off suggestions that he's the Kiwis' Anzac savior

The Warriors five-eighth will play his first Test in over two years against Australia tonight.

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The Storm second rower said he may not have family in the stands for the ANZAC Test because they have their hands full at home at the moment.

Video: 'Biggest week of my life' Kenny Bromwich celebrating not just being a Kiwi, but a new father too

Bromwich said he may not have family in the stands this Friday with things full on at home.

Russel Packer. Vodafone Warriors v St George Dragons, NRL Rugby League. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Sunday 1 May 2016. Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Russell Packer named in Kiwis squad after six year hiatus: 'He was pretty delighted to get a call'

Packer, who hasn't worn the black jersey since 2011, has found his blockbusting form this season.

'We believe it is inappropriate for him to join the Kangaroos camp': Kiwi-born Josh Papalii axed for ANZAC Test

But the absence of the Auckland-born forward wont make the Kiwis' job any easier.

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