Teams named for 2nd Test

The Junior Kiwis were dealt a major blow during the week, with Samuela Moa ruled out following a medical assessment of a concussion suffered in the first Test.

Moa, a West-Tigers development player, was a standout performer in the Junior Kiwis side that lost narrowly to the English 22-20 on 8 August.

Disappointed at losing the first match in the 78th minute, the Junior Kiwis will be keen to make amends in this second and final Test of the England Tour.

England will be equally keen to finish the NZ leg of their Tour on a high note and send a clear message across the Tasman as they prepare for a Test against the perennially strong Australian Schoolboys on 21 August.

The teams for the Junior International to be played at North Harbour Stadium on Sunday 15 August have been named as follows:


1. Isaac Luke 2. Marvin Filipo 3. Joshua Davis 4. Iosia Soliola (c) 5. Manu Vatuvei 6. Marvin Karawana (vc) 7. Joseph Parekura 8. Sam Rapira 9. John Te Reo 10. Frank-Paul Nuuausala 11. Viliami Manu 12. Simon Mannering 13. Sonny Fa'i 14. Dion Leuila-Briggs 15. Mataika Vatuvei 16. Sam Tagataese 17. Duan Poaneki Coach: Tony Benson Asst Coach: Leighton Karawana Manager: Duane Fyfe


1. Lee Smith 2. Desi Williams 3. Simon Grix 4. Chris Ashton 5. David Doherty 6. Carl Ablett 7. James Coyle 8. Stephen Nash 9. John Gallagher 10. Luke Stenchion 11. James Graham (c) 12. Harrison Hansen 13. Dave Allen 14. Ashley Gibson 15. Joel Tomkins 16. Jason Golden 17. Steven Pickersgill Coach: Dave Lyon Asst Coach: Phil Windley Manager: John Kain