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.Like