Fiji have done their part to establish a new-world order after ending the Kiwis' Rugby League World Cup dream by grinding their way to a historic 4-2 win in Wellington tonight.
Fiji skipper Kevin Naiqama has enjoyed watching his talented team run riot in pool play, but says their real test will come against New Zealand in Saturday's Rugby League World Cup quarter-final.
The Kiwis know their path to the World Cup final got a lot harder with the loss to Tonga on Saturday night.
Tonga turned the Rugby League World Cup on its head with chief defector Jason Taumalolo inspiring his side to a historic 28-22 win over the Kiwis in Hamilton tonight.
Words have flowed thick and fast from all parties before today's crunch World Cup pool match between New Zealand and Tonga.
Kiwis coach David Kidwell has gone back to his top side for Saturday's Rugby League World Cup clash against Tonga in Hamilton.
The Kiwis are primed for next week's Rugby League World Cup pool group showdown with Tonga after blowing Scotland away 74-6 in an impressive attacking performance in Christchurch.
Fresh violence has erupted overnight between Samoan and Tongan rugby league fans.
Thank goodness. The Kiwis campaign is finally underway, and they've banked an untidy - but vital - 38-8 win over Samoa.
Huddled inside the Turangawaewae marae in Ngaruawahia, the 24 New Zealanders making up David Kidwell's World Cup squad sat quietly, listening to the advice of Kiwi great Fred Ah Kuoi.
England insist they won't be weighed down by their 22-year drought against the Kangaroos when they meet the hosts in Friday's Rugby League World Cup opener.
New Zealand Warriors and Kiwis fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck remains open to a switch to rugby and make a run at the 2019 Rugby World Cup with the All Blacks.
Kiwis boss David Kidwell has punted on an inexperienced side to take on Samoa in Saturday's Rugby League World Cup opener against Samoa.
Te Maire Martin and Thomas Leuluai have held their tongues on Jason Taumalolo's Rugby League World Cup defection from New Zealand to Tonga.
The Kiwis have named a depleted squad with five debutants for the Rugby League World Cup.
Jason Taumalolo is the leading an eight-player revolt of New Zealand rugby league stars who have opted to play for Tonga at the Rugby League World Cup.
New Zealand's World Cup campaign is in tatters after North Queensland superstar Jason Taumalolo withdrew from their team today.
Playing just one game for Australia since winning the World Cup in 2013, Billy Slater is itching to get back in the green and gold.
Melbourne bolter Felise Kaufusi has been confirmed as one of seven Storm players named in Australia's 24-man squad for the upcoming Rugby League World Cup.
The Otago Whalers standout season came to a frustrating finish on Saturday, with the Bay of Plenty Lakers edging them 26-24 in a thrilling contest at Puketawhero Park in Rotorua.