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Eastwood and Kasiano to take on Kumuls

Eastwood and Kasiano to take on Kumuls
New Zealand duo Greg Eastwood and Sam Kasiano have today been picked for the Kiwis third match of the World Cup against Papua New Guinea this Friday night (UK time).



The Kiwis vs Papua New Guinea match kicks off at 8pm Friday, November 8 (UK-time), at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Leeds. The match will be shown live on 7mate in Australia at 7am (AEDT) on Saturday morning.


Eastwood and Kasiano will start from the interchange bench and will add great value to Coach Stephen Kearneys forward rotation throughout the match.


Back rower Frank Pritchard will be rested for the match as he recovers from a cork above his knee as well as a sore ankle.


"Frank has a cork above his knee and a bit of a sore ankle, Kearney said. There was a short period of time from the plane trip on Monday to Friday's match and I thought it would be best to give him a break."


Centre Krisnan Inu has been left out of the side but is hopeful of forcing his way back into the side as the World Cup heads into the finals.


The side is:


1. Josh Hoffman

2. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

3. Dean Whare

4. Bryson Goodwin

5. Manu Vatuvei

6. Kieran Foran

7. Shaun Johnson

8. Ben Matulino

9. Isaac Luke

10. Jesse Bromwich

11. Alex Glenn

12. Sonny Bill Williams

13. Elijah Taylor


14. Sam Moa

15. Sam Kasiano

16. Frank-Paul Nuuausala

17. Greg Eastwood

18. Jason Nightingale

19. Simon Mannering