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Great Britain team for Game V

GREAT Britain has named an unchanged line-up to take on New Zealand this Saturday in Wellington.

New Zealand team for Game V

BRIAN McClennan has named his side for the must-win Tri-Nations match in Wellington on Saturday against Great Britain.

Tonga 48 France 10

IN their third match of the Federation Shield played in Castres on Sunday, France went down to Tonga 10-48. Down 22-6 at half time, the French could not catch up the defecit.

Mason to face hearing

KANGAROOS backrower Willie Mason will bid to keep his Tri-Nations campaign alive when he fronts a specially convened hearing tonight to answer a charge of striking.

England 38 Samoa 14

ENGLAND swept aside Samoa at the KC Stadium to complete a clean sweep of group wins in the Federation Shield.

Ireland 18 Lebanon 18

STUART Littler's injury-time try saw Ireland salvage a point in their World Cup 2008 European Group Two qualifier.

Selwyn Bennett resigns

NEW Zealand Rugby League executive chairman Selwyn Bennett has resigned over the Nathan Fen "granny gate" debacle.

McGuire out of Tri-Nations clash

GREAT Britain five-eighth Danny McGuire is out of tomorrow night's Tri-Nations rugby league Test against Australia after failing to recover from a thigh injury.

England v Samoa preview

ENGLAND coach Paul Cullen will give debuts to Wakefield Trinity Wildcats centre Ryan Atkins and Hull FC second rower Graeme Horne against Samoa in the Federation Shield match at the KC Stadium on Sunday.

France v Tonga preview

THIS Sunday's Federation Shield clash in Castres should decide which of these teams will be England's opponent in next weekend's final. Both France and Tonga have registered one win each (against Samoa) so the winner here will join England in a battle of the top two teams of this tournament.The French lose Prop Matthew Griffi from the side that defated Samoa 28-6, with Adel Fellous regaining his place, and Damien Courtier moving into consideration from the bench.No information as to the make-up of the Tongan side as yet, but they are without captain Solomon Haumono who has returned t o Australia for his wedding this weekend, and may rejoin the team if they win and qualify for the tournament final. France v Tonga, Sunday 5 November at Castres (Stade Pierre Antoine, 15:45)French side:Renaud Guigue, Olivier Charles, Teddy Saddoui, Sebastien Planed, Frederic Zitter, Maxime Greseque, James Wynnes, Jerome Guisset (captain), Julien Rinaldi, Adel Fellous, Jamal Fakir, Eric Anselme, Gregory Mounis. Jean-Christophe Borlin, David Ferriol, Olivier Elima, Christophe Moly, Damien Courtier (one to be ommitted). Sources: http://www.ffr13.com

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