Two Kiwis miss training

The Kiwi rugby league team trained on Tuesday morning at Auckland's Millennium Institute minus two players.

Joe Galuvao and Thomas Leuluai have sat out the run, both suffering from stomach complaints.

They have been isolated from the rest of the team but coach Daniel Anderson says they should be OK to return on Wednesday.

The Kangaroos arrive in Auckland on Tuesday night ahead of Saturday's trans-Tasman test at North Harbour Stadium.

Meanwhile, goal kicking remains an issue for the Kiwis.

Without Stacey Jones and Lance Hohaia the Kiwis are on the lookout in the next couple if days for a decent kicker amongst their ranks.

Coach Daniel Anderson is not fazed by the apparent problem.

Anderson says they have several players without goal kicking history, but with more than enough talent to give the job a decent crack.

He says that although he has not made a decision, Motu Tony and Sione Faumuina are the players who are at the forefront of his mind at present.

Meanwhile, Warriors star Stacey Jones has had successful surgery on his injured ankle.

Jones will rest up for three to four weeks before starting any sort of training on the problem.

Warriors doctor Chris Hanna says Jones' groin injury is also healing well, with just rest rather than surgery.

Also, PJ Marsh has had his neck brace removed, so his recovery is well ahead of schedule.

Marsh suffered a neck injury earlier in the year, ending his season.

Article courtesy of Radio Sport NZ: www.radiosport.co.nz

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