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    Today's rugby league double-header in Auckland takes on extra significance for the Kiwis and Kiwi Ferns harbouring world champion ambitions

    Today's rugby league double-header in Auckland takes on extra significance for the Kiwis and Kiwi Ferns harbouring world champion ambitions


    The fixtures at Mt Smart Stadium against Tonga are the only scheduled games for both New Zealand sides before the delayed World Cup, starting in October in England.

    Kiwi Ferns vice-captain Georgia Hale knows they're important building blocks.



    Meanwhile Kiwis debutant Marata Niukore (Nee-oo-kor-reh) is refusing to let the nerves bite.

    The 25-year-old is drawing on the experience gained during three appearances for the Cook Islands.

    Niukore says playing alongside Parramatta Eels teammate Dylan Brown is also keeping him calm.



    The Kiwi Ferns kick off at ten past three with the men underway at 5:20.

    RUGBY LEAGUE WITH PIT STOP. IF A DASH WARNING LIGHT'S SHOWING, THEY'LL FIX IT

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     12 Aug: James O'Connor will start at first-five for the Wallabies in their second Rugby Championship test against Argentina at San Juan after the injury to Quade Cooper in the opening victory
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    Business:
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    Business:
    Foodstuffs is extending its price rollback on key products for another three months 13:29

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    Law and Order:
    The Dilworth Trust Board says they are deeply sorry for the hurt caused to Old Boy survivors 13:09

    Health & Safety:
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    Entertainment:
    Dame Olivia Newton-John's husband John Easterling says his late wife was the "most courageous woman" 12:20

    Tennis:
    All Blacks prop Angus Ta'avao has been dropped for the Springboks re-match in Johannesburg on Sunday morning 11:59


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