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2019 Ethnic Rugby League season to kick off next Saturday

The 2019 season of the Ethnic Rugby League is set to kick off next Saturday when the Central West GuardiaNZs take on the Counties Manukau Piranhas at Norana Park.

In what will be the seventh season of the competition, the Counties Manukau Rugby League run competition is set to feature a new Youth League to complement one of the strongest Open Age Leagues on record.

The season opener appropriately features two of the Ethnic Rugby League’s Foundation sides, boosted by a host of Sharman, Fox Memorial and International players, in what should be a thrilling kick off to the latest season.

The Ethnic Rugby League was setup to offer an opportunity for players of Asian or Indian heritage to showcase their skills and learn the code with other players of similar heritage in a short competition format.

First played in 2013, the Ethnic Rugby League competition has gone on to produce 16 Internationals representing Philippines (5), Thailand (2), Hong Kong (1) and India (8).

For any individuals of Indian or Asian Heritage who may want to get involved in the 2019 competition are encouraged to contact the Ethnic Rugby League on Facebook or via email at cmrloffice@nzrl.co.nz

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