2018 Test: New Zealand vs England

Jaybro

Matt Parsons
Kiwis also rocked by Defections and injuries to go with the retirements

Hard to find a solid 17 players

RTS
DWZ
Whare
Hiku
Isaako
Nikorima
SJ
Taupau
Luke
NAS
Proctor
Harris
Blair

TMM
JFH
Tapine
JWH

Decent but no way they beat Australia, might beat England
 

rhugh89

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
Staff member
Admin
From the DT

NEW Zealand have suffered a major blow on the eve of the historic Denver Test match against England, with a number of key players ruled unavailable for the clash.

The New Zealand Herald are reporting that halfback Shaun Johnson, fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, second-rower Tohu Harris and outside back Gerard Beale will all miss the inaugural clash in the US for varying reasons.

It is believed that Johnson and Beale will bypass the clash due to recently returning from injuries, while Harris and Tuivasa-Sheck are said to be placing club before country.

More to come...


https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/s...h/news-story/cea8d7cb17e04908d8aeec8f26209c8e
 

Joshhh

OnARampageFuelledByGod
Geez NZ aren't in a good way, so many guys missing already & 4 fit players just straight up pulling out today.
 

Frank McWilliams

Tony Butterfield
Can't understand not wanting to play for your country, isn't that the ultimate aim for players and with that comes the bonuses such as greater income, something wrong in camp NZ?
 

rhugh89

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
Staff member
Admin
Late Mail

England v New Zealand, Saturday 2pm (Sunday 6am AEST) at Mile High Stadium, Denver

England: George Burgess has not travelled with the squad to Denver despite confusion over the weekend about whether he would play. England have lost halfback George Williams after he was ruled out with a knee injury suffered in Wigan's defeat of Hull FC last Saturday. Williams still travelled to Denver in the hope of being fit, but was ruled out by England's medical staff. His absence means England coach Wayne Bennett will almost certainly start with St George Illawarra five-eighth Gareth Widdop and St Helens utility Jonny Lomax as his halves, with Warrington's Stefan Ratchford at fullback.

New Zealand: The Kiwis had their first training session under new coach Michael Maguire at the University of Denver on Tuesday afternoon.


https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/04/24/nrl-casualty-ward-and-late-mail/
 

rhugh89

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
Staff member
Admin
KIWI TEAM

1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
2. Jamayne Isaako
3. Esan Marsters
4. Peta Hiku
5. Ken Maumalo
6. Te Maire Martin
7. Kodi Nikorima
8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
9. Issac Luke
10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona
15. Raymond Faitala-Mariner
12. Joseph Tapine
13. Martin Taupau

11. James Fisher-Harris
14. Slade Griffin
16. Herman Ese’ese
17. Leeson Ah Mau

18. Jordan Kahu
19. Isaac Liu

ENGLAND TEAM

1. Stefan Ratchford
2. Jermaine McGillvary
3. John Bateman
4. Tommy Makinson
5. Ryan Hall
6. Jonny Lomax
7. Gareth Widdop
8. James Graham
9. James Roby
10. Tom Burgess
11. Elliott Whitehead
12. Sam Burgess
13. Sean O’Loughlin (c)

14. Scott Taylor
15. Chris Hill
16. Jake Connor
17. Mark Percival


https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/s...m/news-story/f29c47fc665c9f64cc8e0f916f638bf5
 
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