Fien Into Kiwis Line Up

  • by NZRL
  • October 19 2006 12:00AM

Warriors hooker Nathan Fien will make his Kiwis debut this Saturday.

Fien has been called up by coach Brian McClennan to take a place on the bench for Saturday?s clash with the Kangaroos at Melbourne?s Telstra Dome after Dene Halatau was ruled out with a shoulder injury.

Jerome Ropati will take Halatau?s spot at hooker in the starting line-up.

Fien ? who was officially added to the Kiwis Tri-Nations squad earlier this week - has made an incredible recovery from a back injury under the guidance of Kiwis physiotherapist Michelle Booth and Doctor Simon Mayhew.

Halatau injured his shoulder in the opening game of the Gillette Tri-Nations series against the Kangaroos at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland last week.

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