The International rugby league continues with the second Test between Great Britain and New Zealand taking place in Christchurch. After losing a tense battle last week, the tourists will be looking to bounce back in this one. .
To warm up the crowd Papua New Guinea will take on Fiji in what should be an exciting, open game of footy with plenty of big collisions.
Saturday, November 9
PNG vs. Fiji, Christchurch Stadium, 3:20pm (AEDT)
PNG: 1. Alex Johnston, 2. Edene Gebbie, 3. Dan Russell, 4. Justin Olam, 5. Terry Wapi, 6. Kyle Laybutt, 7. Watson Boas, 8. Wellington Albert, 9 Wartovo Puara, 10. Luke Page, 11. Nixon Putt, 12. Rhyse Martin, 13. Moses Meninga, Reserves: 14. Edwin Ipape, 15. Stanton Albert, 16. Enock Maki, 17. Stargroth Amean
Fiji: 1. Siti Moceidreke, 2. Maika Sivo, 3. Taane Milne, 4. Brayden Wiliame, 5. Suliasi Vunivalu, 6. Kevin Naiqama, 7. Brandon Wakeham, 8. Kane Evans, 9. Joe Lovodua, 10. Tui Kamikamica, 11. Viliame Kikau, 12. Ben Nakubuwai, 13. D'Rhys Miller. Reserves: 14. Lamar Liolevave, 15. Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu, 16. King Vuniyayawa, 17. Penioni Tagituimua
Verdict: Fiji surprised a few last week, upsetting the more fancied Samoan team. Alex Johnston and Justin Olam join the Kumuls, adding much-needed class and experience to the backline. This should be an exctiing game to watch with both nations keen to throw the ball around in attack, while putting on some bone-rattling hits in defence. The hit-out last week might just be enough to see Fiji play a more cohesive game than PNG.
Great Britain vs. New Zealand, Christchurch Stadium, 6pm (AEDT)
Great Britain: 1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Jermaine McGillvary, 3. Jack Hughes, 4. Jake Connor, 5. Zak Hardaker, 6. Gareth Widdop, 7. Jackson Hastings, 8. Chris Hill, 9. Josh Hodgson, 10. Tom Burgess, 11. John Bateman, 12. Elliott Whitehead, 13. James Graham (c). Reserves: 14. Josh Jones, 15. Joe Philbin, 16. Daryl Clark, 17. Alex Walmsley, 18. Blake Austin, 19. George Williams, 20. Luke Thompson, 21. Lachlan Coote
New Zealand: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 2. Ken Maumalo, 3. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, 4. Joseph Manu, 5. Jamayne Isaako, 6. Shaun Johnson, 7. Benji Marshall (c), 8. Zane Tetevano, 9. Brandon Smith, 10. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 11. Briton Nikora, 12. Corey Harawira-Naera, 13. Joseph Tapine. Reserves: 14. Kodi Nikorima, 15. Kevin Proctor, 16. Leeson Ah Mau, 17. Adam Blair, 18. Jahrome Hughes, 19. Braden Hamlin-Uele, 20. Kenny Bromwich, 21. Bailey Simonsson, 22. Isaiah Papali'i
Verdict: Despite losing Keiran Foran early last week, New Zealand were able to hold on for a dour victory over Great Britain in Auckland. Shaun Johnson returns this week and will be looking for a better performance than he delivered two weeks ago against Australia. Geat Britain looked flat last week and will be hoping another week together on tour will have allowed them to sharpen up their attack. Evenly matched in the forwards, the Kiwis still look like having the edge in the backs.
Tip: New Zealand