Commentary Box Sports brings you a wrap of last week’s action involving Aussies and Kiwis playing over in Europe.
Union and league
The latest round of the Super League saw plenty of action from our exiles, with Carlos Tuimavave scoring a crucial try for Hull FC which helped them edge past the high-flying Castleford Tigers 26-24.
On the other side of the park one-time Kiwis playmaker Ben Roberts scored a double for the Tigers.
Louis Anderson scored a double and Luke Walsh kicked three goals for Catalans, but they were still comfortably beaten by Wigan 42-22.
Former Warriors winger Patrick Ah Van made all the difference for Widnes as they scraped past St Helens, with his two tries helping them to a 16-14 win over the Saints, who are being coached by Auckland-born Jamahl Lolesi.
Even though I’m a Wiganer I have to admit I’m starting to like Jamahl Lolesi talks straight and honest #SLWidStH
— Michael Lavelle (@mikelavelle93) April 21, 2017
Moving to union and New Zealand-born-Queensland-representative, Ben Te’o, has ticked off another achievement in his career by being selected in the British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand.
— Premiership Rugby (@premrugby) April 19, 2017
Another Kiwi code-hopper also celebrated a representative achievement, with former Melbourne Storm lower-grader Denny Solomona earning selection in the England squad.
Moving back to club action and former Crusader Robbie Fruean scored a try for Bath in a narrow 28-25 loss to Stade Francais Paris in the Challenge Cup.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life tip toe if you must but take the step pic.twitter.com/2VK8JHiQEa
— Denny_Solomona (@DennySolomona) April 20, 2017