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[RLWC2017] Kiwis' quarter-final changes

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Two changes have been made to the Kiwis’ starting line-up for Saturday’s Rugby League World Cup quarter-final against the Fiji Bati at Westpac Stadium in Wellington (7.30pm kick-off).

Following last Saturday’s 22-28 loss to Mate Ma’a Tonga, coach David Kidwell has opted to start Te Maire Martin at standoff and Wellingtonian Danny Levi at hooker.

Kodi Nikorima goes to the interchange

Three other Wellington players Jordan Rapana, Joseph Tapine and Nelson Asofa-Solomona will also get their chance to play in front of their home fans.


RLWC2017 | NEW ZEALAND KIWIS v FIJI BATI

7.30pm, Saturday, November 18

Westpac Stadium, Wellington

 

NEW ZEALAND KIWIS

(Kiwi numbers in brackets)            

1            ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (#779) 15 Tests

2            DALLIN WATENE-ZELEZNIAK (#794) 5 Tests

3            DEAN WHARE (#776) 18 Tests

4            BRAD TAKAIRANGI (#803) 3 Tests

5            JORDAN RAPANA (#798) 7 Tests

6            TE MAIRE MARTIN (#802) 2 Tests

7            SHAUN JOHNSON (#774) 24 Tests

8            MARTIN TAUPAU (#785) 19 Tests

9            DANNY LEVI (#806) 3 Tests

10          JARED WAEREA-HARGREAVES (#755) 22 Tests

11          SIMON MANNERING (#731) 44 Tests

12          JOSEPH TAPINE (#800) 5 Tests

13          ADAM BLAIR (#732) 44 Tests (c)

Interchange:

14          NELSON ASOFA-SOLOMONA (804) 3 Tests

15          RUSSELL PACKER (#768) 6 Tests

16          ISAAC LIU (#805) 2 Tests

17          KODI NIKORIMA (#793) 7 Tests

18          KENNY BROMWICH (#796) 3 Tests

19          JASON NIGHTINGALE (#747) 33 Tests

20          PETA HIKU (#781) 10 Tests

21          ADDIN FONUA-BLAKE (#807) 1 Test

HEAD COACH | DAVID KIDWELL

BUY TICKETS NOW | NEW ZEALAND KIWIS v FIJI BATI, WESTPAC STADIUM, WELLINGTON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (7.30PM)