McKenzie to give International Cup one more crack

New Zealand Senior Vice Captain Samuel McKenzie has joined Andy Howison in committing to be apart of the 2020 AFL International Cup in Melbourne, Australia.  
 

Sam is a regular in the New Zealand national side and played in his second AFL International Cup in August 2017.

After spending his…

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2020 vision: NZ Captain commits to next International Cup

New Zealand Senior Captain Andrew Howison has pledged his commitment to be apart of the next AFL International Cup campaign set for August 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.
 

After New Zealand’s tough one point loss to Papua New Guinea in the 2017 International Cup Grand Final in August last…

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AFLNZ senior squad to be announced with two year plan

AFL New Zealand will work towards the announcement of a 50 person training squad in July 2018, as a plan in set in motion to secure the August 2020, International Cup.
 

Historically, every three years, the International Cup has taken place in Melbourne with the final taking place at…

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NZ Youth make their mark at the top level

During the 2017 AFL International Cup, the New Zealand side reaped the benefits of the younger players in the squad who have recently graduated from the AFL New Zealand Youth Pathway.
 

Josh Mackie, Misilifi Faimalo, Carlos Donnell-Brown and Te Kopa Tipene-Thomas have all been involved in the…

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Kiwis sweep AFL IC World Team

Five New Zealanders have been named in the 2017 AFL International Cup World Team.
 

As a testament to their performances over the tournament, Andrew Howison, Ben Hick, Te Kopa Tipene-Thomas and James Kusel were all named in the 24 strong team along with Rob Malone, who was named…

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2017 International Cup Trophy Winners

Captain Andrew Howison has taken out the two main International Cup Awards for New Zealand following their one point defeat to Papua New Guinea in the 2017 Grand Final.
 

Howison was awarded the ‘Players’ player award by his fellow squad members and also took out the ‘Best Player’ Award…

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Papua New Guinea defeat New Zealand to win AFL International Cup

Papua New Guinea is again the best men’s team outside Australia after beating New Zealand by a point in a thrilling division one Grand Final of the AFL International Cup on Saturday afternoon at the MCG. 
 

The Mosquitoes won bragging rights as the first team in AFL International…

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PNG, NZ ready for final test

Football’s greatest stage will host Papua New Guinea and New Zealand today to determine which nation can claim to be the best team outside Australia by winning the AFL International Cup Grand Final.
 

After two weeks and four rounds of footy, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea – perennial…

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International Cup Grand Final Team announced

The coaching staff have announced the final New Zealand team who will take the stage on the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)​ in the 2017 AFL International Cup​ Grand Final against Papua New Guinea tomorrow.
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Past International Cup NZ squads

In the lead up to the 2017 AFL International Cup Grand Final, we showcase the past New Zealand sides that have previously competed at the tournament.
 
2002 – Third

 
2005 – Champions

 
2008 – Runner up

 
2011 – Third

 
2014 – Third

 
3km Time trial comparison

 
2017 AFL…

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Young Saint lifts NZ into final

Saints listed youngster Barclay Miller lived every footy player’s dream on Tuesday, kicking a goal after the siren to power New Zealand into the AFL International Cup Grand Final.
 

Miller, one of two Saints playing with New Zealand during the two-week tournament alongside Joe Baker-Thomas, broke…

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2017 International Cup ticket information

The 2017 AFL International Cup Grand Final between New Zealand and Papua New Guinea will take place this Saturday the 19th of August at the MCG and will be the curtain raiser for the Geelong vs Collingwood game.
 
2017 AFL International Cup Grand Final:
New Zealand vs Papua New…

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