Adam Blair will move to outright second on the Kiwis’ all-time appearances list when he starts at loose forward in today’s second Test against England at Anfield in Liverpool (2.30pm kick-off local time; 3.30am NZT).

After missing last week’s first Test through injury, the 32-year-old Vodafone Warriors forward comes into the starting side with James Fisher-Harris switched to the interchange bench. Joseph Tapine, who replaced Blair in Hull, is 19th man.

This will be Blair’s 47th Test, moving him one ahead of Stacey Jones and Gary Freeman with Ruben Wiki ahead of him on 55 Test appearances.

Other than Blair coming in for Fisher-Harris, the starting line-up is unchanged from the one used against the Kangaroos in Auckland on October 13 and in the first Test against England last week.

 

NEW ZEALAND KIWIS v ENGLAND

2.30pm, Sunday, November 4, 2018
Anfield, Liverpool

NEW ZEALAND KIWIS

1 DALLIN WATENE-ZELEZNIAK (Penrith Panthers) captain
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 ADAM BLAIR (Vodafone Warriors)
Interchange:
14 KENNY BROMWICH (Melbourne Storm)
15 LEESON AH MAU (St George Illawarra Dragons)
16 MARTIN TAUPAU (Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles)
17 JAMES FISHER-HARRIS (Penrith Panthers)

Extended bench:
18 JAHROME HUGHES (Melbourne Storm)
19 JOSEPH TAPINE (Canberra Raiders)

HEAD COACH | MICHAEL MAGUIRE

 

NEW ZEALAND KIWIS | END OF SEASON CAMPAIGN
(includes first Test v England, KCOM Stadium, Hull)

(Player/Club/Kiwi No/Tests for NZ)

LEESON AH MAU (St George Illawarra Dragons) 812, 3
GERARD BEALE (Vodafone Warriors) 767, 11
ADAM BLAIR (Vodafone Warriors) 732, 46
JESSE BROMWICH (Melbourne Storm) 775, 26
KENNEATH BROMWICH (Melbourne Storm) 796, 5
JAMES FISHER-HARRIS (Penrith Panthers) 801, 4
PETA HIKU (Vodafone Warriors) 781, 11
JAHROME HUGHES (Melbourne Storm) yet to make debut
JAMAYNE ISAAKO (Brisbane Broncos) 808, 1
SHAUN JOHNSON (Vodafone Warriors) 774, 27
ISAAC LIU (Sydney Roosters) 805, 5
JOSEPH MANU (Sydney Roosters) 815, 2
ESAN MARSTERS (Wests Tigers) 809, 3
KEN MAUMALO (Vodafone Warriors) 810, 3
KODI NIKORIMA (Brisbane Broncos) 793, 11
AGNATIUS PAASI (Vodafone Warriors) yet to make debut
ISAIAH PAPALI’I (Vodafone Warriors) yet to make debut
KEVIN PROCTOR (Gold Coast Titans) 771, 19
JORDAN RAPANA (Canberra Raiders) 798, 10
BRANDON SMITH (Melbourne Storm) 816, 2
JOSEPH TAPINE (Canberra Raiders) 800, 9
MARTIN TAUPAU Manly Warringah Sea Eagles) 785, 23
JARED WAEREA-HARGREAVES (Sydney Roosters) 755, 26
DALLIN WATENE-ZELEZNIAK (Penrith Panthers) 794, 9

 

PROGRAMME

Saturday, October 13 | v Australia, Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland | Won 26-24
Saturday, October 27 | v England, KCOM Stadium, Hull | Lost 16-18
Sunday, November 4 | v England, Anfield, Liverpool
Saturday, November 11 | v England, Elland Road, Leeds