CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 05: Kodi Nikorima of the Kiwis watches on during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

New Zealand will blood seven debutants in the US over the weekend, when they face England in the Denver Test on Sunday morning at 6am (AEST).

Ken Maumalo, Esan Marsters, Jamayne Isaako, Slade Griffin, Leeson Ah Mau, Herman Ese’ese and Raymond Faitala-Mariner will all make their Kiwis debuts.

Michael Maguire will coach his first Test for the Kiwis, and has opted for both youthful exuberance and veteran experience for the clash.

New Zealand’s team to face England

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-Hargeaves
9 Issac Luke
10 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
15 Raymond Faitala-Mariner
12 Joseph Tapine
13 Martin Taupau

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

Reserves:
18 Jordan Kahu
19 Isaac Liu

4 COMMENTS

  1. How could that silly ex Souths coach leave Liu out of the team. Unbelievable, Liu has been killing them in the NRL, Ah well, such is life. England by 30

  2. I wouldn’t under estimate this team, there is a lot of inform players especially in the forwards.

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