Future talent retained by the Saints

The Southern Saints have announced that they will add Regional based players Hayden Johnston and Josh Morgan-Ranui to their retained players list for the 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

Both players represented the New Zealand U18 side in 2018 and have been retained under the (RPL) category 2…

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Sullivan and Rhodes retained by reigning premiers

The Central Giants have announced that Canterbury based players Wayne Sullivan and Nick Rhodes have been retained for the 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

The Canterbury based players have been retained under the (RPL) category 2.

RPL Category 2 is the retention of Regionally based players. (Up to 5…

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Premiership sides eye top ruckman in National Draft

Former Southern Saints and current North Shore Tigers (Auckland AFL) ruckman Tyler Paull will return to the AFL New Zealand Premiership in 2019 via the National Draft which takes place in November this year.
 

The 24 year old spent a year away from the game last season and will…

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Hornets star enters the National Draft

2018 Howick Hornets recruit Travis Walker will be one of the hottest tickets around in this year’s National Draft as the four Premiership sides will be hoping to secure the services of the key forward for the 2019 season. 
 

Having returned to New Zealand earlier this year after…

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Crows secure rising star for 2019 Premiership

The Western Crows have utilised their priority pick ahead of this year’s National Draft to secure the signing of Auckland based New Zealand Representative Declan Crann for the 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

The Crows have used a Priority pick to secure New Zealand’s latest debutant under…

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Suns retain Dickinson and Scarf-Matthews for 2019

AFL New Zealand Premiership side, the Northern Suns have announced that they have retained New Zealand senior players Will Dickinson and Heta Scarf-Matthews for 2019.
 

The pair were retained under Category 1 of the Retained Players List (RPL). RPL 1 is the Retention of Auckland based players who…

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Giants retain Golden Boot and key defender for 2019 Premiership

Reigning AFL premiers, the Central Giants have announced that they have retained 2018 Golden Boot James McKenzie and NZ defender Harison Manks for the 2019 season. 
 

Harison and James will join Captain Sam McKenzie as the three players that classify under the Retained Players List (RPL) category 1.

RPL…

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Saints retain Sucu and Donnell-Brown for 2019 Premiership

The 2017 AFL New Zealand Premiers, the Southern Saints have announced that they have retained defender Andriu Sucu and midfielder Carlos Donnell-Brown for the 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership. 
 

The duo will join Saints Captain Michael Boyce as the players that classify under the Retained Players List (RPL…

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2019 AFLNZ Premiership retained players list explained

A “Retained Players List” was introduced to the AFL New Zealand Premiership as an additional tool to create balance and competitiveness within the competition.
 

With study, work, injury and location alterations playing a role in player availability from season to season, it is important that each team is afforded…

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NZ midfielder announced as new Suns Captain

New Zealand midfielder Ben Hick has been announced as the new Captain of the Northern Suns for the 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

A nominee for the 2018 Senior Men’s Player of the year, Hick has been a stand out in the AFL New Zealand Premiership playing for…

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Boyce to Captain Saints for record fourth season

Michael Boyce will become the first player in the AFL New Zealand Premiership to Captain a side for four consecutive seasons after he was announced as the leader of the Saints for the 2019 competition. 
 

After a remarkable season in 2017 when they won the Premiership winning eight out…

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2018 Best and Fairest to guide the Crows

2018 AFL New Zealand Premiership Best and Fairest Jay Johnson will Captain the Western Crows for the 2019 competition.
 

The New Zealand onballer had a stand out season in 2018 following a strong International Cup with his highlight coming in the Grand Final where he took an outstanding mark…

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