Our own Rick Edgerton is in to wrap Game II of #Origin and looks ahead to the decider in a fortnight...
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The New Zealand Kiwis have crushed the Papua New Guinea Kumuls 56-10 at Headingley Carnegie in Leeds. The rolling attack from the Kiwis was too much for the Kumuls to handle.
The first half saw the Kiwis score a point a minute as they jumped to a 40-0 lead after 40 minutes.
Bryson Goodwin opened the scoring in the contest thanks to a grubber kick from Manly's Keiran Foran. Kiwis out to 6-0 after just 3 minutes.
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck bagged a double in four minute as he took the Kiwis to a 18-0 lead after 12 minutes. Tuivasa-Sheck's first try was a piece of magic as he darted for the corner off a Foran cross field kick. His second try saw his fancy footwork on display as he slipped through the defence.
Sonny Bill Williams was named Man of the Match for his performance in the Kiwis side and his efforts rewarded as he posted a hat trick of tries. Williams crafted his first try with a powerful charge over the goal line in the 16th minute, Kiwis jumped ahead 24-0 after 16 minutes. 10 minutes later, Williams posted the fifth Kiwis' try of the match as he strolled in and managed to ground the ball before losing it over the dead ball line.
Sydney Roosters forward Frank Paul Nuuausala finished off a great play from the Kiwis as he crossed for the sixth try of the match. New Zealand in control leading 34-0 after 32 minutes.
Shortly before half time, Sonny Bill Williams claimed his third and final try as he strolled through the Kumuls defence. After 40 minutes the Kiwis led 40-0.