Though generally not as popular as Rugby Union in New Zealand, Rugby League has a growing number of followers. It is a full contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular grass field.
Our national Rugby League team are the Warriors, based in Auckland.
Simon Mannering is the current captain of the Warriors.
The Warriors compete in the National Rugby League (NRL) premiership and are the League's only team from outside Australia.
Follow the Warriors on the official Warriors website: www.warriors.co.nz.
Did you Know?
The Moa - a now extinct, native New Zealand bird - was one of the largest birds in history. The Moa stood up to 3.6 metres tall and weighed 300 kilograms!