Stokes Gets 2nd Chance

Gerrard Stokes is thankful his reputation has remained intact after last summers controversial tour of Great Britain by the Kiwis.

While other coaches fell by the wayside as a result of the poor performance shown by the team, Stokes has secured the position of coach of New Zealand A which is due to tour Britain and possibly France in October.

Tour highlight for Stokes and his team will be a match against the full Great Britain team as a precursor to the Brits meeting Australia who tour shortly afterwards.

Stokes believes he will have the personel at his disposal to give the British team a good game and he is predicting a NZ win!.

The New Zealand A team will comprise of NZ based players playing in the local competitions and possibly a few NZ Warriors who are Bartercard Cup regulars.