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Kiwis named for first Test v England

Kiwis named for first Test v England
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Head coach Michael Maguire has retained the same 17 players used in the win over the Kangaroos for the Kiwis’ first Test against England at Hull’s KC Stadium on Saturday (2.30pm kick-off local time). Photo: Evan Semón Photography.

The only change is on the extended bench where Canberra second rower Joseph Tapine is included as 19th man with Melbourne utility back Jahrome Hughes 18th man.

Maguire said the players had earned the right to line up in the opening match of the series, New Zealand’s 17th three-Test campaign on United Kingdom soil since the pioneering All Golds played the first in 1908.

The second Test will be played at Anfield in Liverpool on Sunday, November 4, followed by the third at Elland Road in Leeds on Saturday, November 10.

Maguire said the Kiwis needed to reset for the opening international in Hull.

“What we achieved in New Zealand against the Kangaroos was a start and the players recognise it was just that, a start,” he said.

“Our focus since leaving New Zealand has been fixed on this first Test. We have a group of players here who are exceptionally passionate about playing for the jersey. I’ve seen that. There are great signs for where we’re going but we need to make sure we do everything right this week.”

NEW ZEALAND KIWIS v ENGLAND

2.30pm, Saturday, October 27, 2018

KC Stadium, Hull

 

NEW ZEALAND KIWIS

1 DALLIN WATENE-ZELEZNIAK (c)

(Penrith Panthers)

2 KEN MAUMALO

(Vodafone Warriors)

3 ESAN MARSTERS

(Wests Tigers)

4 JOSEPH MANU

(Sydney Roosters)

5 JORDAN RAPANA

(Canberra Raiders)

6 SHAUN JOHNSON

(Vodafone Warriors)

7 KODI NIKORIMA

(Brisbane Broncos)

8 JESSE BROMWICH

(Melbourne Storm)

9 BRANDON SMITH

(Melbourne Storm)

10 JARED WAEREA-HARGREAVES

(Sydney Roosters)

11 KEVIN PROCTOR

(Gold Coast Titans)

12 ISAAC LIU

(Sydney Roosters)

13 JAMES FISHER-HARRIS

(Penrith Panthers)

  Interchange:
14 KENNY BROMWICH

(Melbourne Storm)

15 LEESON AH MAU

(St George Illawarra Dragons)

16 MARTIN TAUPAU

(Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles)

17 ADAM BLAIR

(Vodafone Warriors)

18 JAHROME HUGHES

(Melbourne Storm)

19 JOSEPH TAPINE

(Canberra Raiders)

 PROGRAMME

Saturday, October 13 | v Australia, Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland | Won 26-24

Saturday, October 27 | v England, KC Stadium, Hull

Sunday, November 4 | v England, Anfield, Liverpool

Saturday, November 10 | v England, Elland Road, Leeds