Kiwis name squad to take on Scotland

 

 

Date: 31/10/17 (Photo Credit NRLPhotos)

Shaun Johnson will have a new halves partner for Saturday nights Rugby League World Cup clash against Scotland with Te Maire Martin to wear the number 6 jersey in just his second Test.

Jason Nightingale, Peta Hiku and Dean Whare all get starts in a reshaped backline while Addin Fonua-Blake is set to earn his first Kiwi’s cap coming off the bench. Kenny Bromwich is fit and rearing to go in the back row. Elijah Taylor will start at hooker, rounding out the seven changes to the side that beat Samoa 38-8 at Mt Smart.

Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Russell Packer and Danny Levi will again provide spark off the bench.

Thomas Leuluai and Dallin Watene-Zelezniak are 18th and 19th men respectively, Simon Mannering and Jordan Rapana are 20 and 21.

 

NEW ZEALAND v SCOTLAND
CHRISTCHURCH STADIUM
4 NOVEMBER 2017

JERSEY NO.

NAME

1

ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK

2

JASON NIGHTINGALE

3

DEAN WHARE

4

BRAD TAKAIRANGI

5

PETA HIKU

6

TE MAIRE MARTIN

7

SHAUN JOHNSON

8

MARTIN TAUPAU

9

ELIJAH TAYLOR

10

JARED WAEREA-HARGREAVES

11

KENNY BROMWICH

12

JOSEPH TAPINE

13

ADAM BLAIR

14

NELSON ASOFA-SOLOMONA

15

RUSSELL PACKER

16

ADDIN FONUA-BLAKE

17

DANNY LEVI

18

THOMAS LEULUAI

19

DALLIN WATENE-ZELEZNIAK

20

SIMON MANNERING

21

JORDAN RAPANA

 

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