RLWC Game 4 - New Zealand vs Samoa

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    Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington
    Time: 6:00pm
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    Champions New Zealand begin the defence of their crown at home to Samoa. Join us as the Kiwis look to retain their crown, but will face fierce opposition from the Samoans, who pack several big name players.
     
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    New Zealand should win but the Samoan's won't go down without a fight. Has the potential to be a cracker that in my opinion.
     
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    Just down the road from me in Warrington, it's not far off a sell out. Unfortunately I'm working otherwise I'd be there, unfortunately I'll have to tape it and watch it when I get home along with the earlier game.
     
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    New Zealand coach Stephen Kearney has named his 19 man squad to face Samoa at the Haliwell Jones Stadium on Sunday. The squad is:


    Jesse Bromwich
    Greg Eastwood
    Kieran Foran
    Bryson Goodwin
    Josh Hoffman
    Shaun Johnson
    Sam Kasiano
    Issac Luke
    Simon Mannering (C)
    Ben Matulino
    Sam Moa
    Frank-Paul Nuuausala
    Frank Pritchard
    Elijah Taylor
    Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
    Manu Vatuvei
    Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Dean Whare
    Sonny Bill Williams

    Samoa coach Matt Parish has named his 19 man squad to play New Zealand at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Sunday. The squad is:

    Leeson Ah Mau
    David Faalogo
    Pita Godinet
    Harrison Hansen
    Joseph Leilua
    Reni Maitua
    Penani Manumaleaii
    Mose Masoe
    Suai Matagi
    Anthony Milford
    Junior Sau'u
    Iosia Soliola
    Sue Sausao
    Mark Taufua
    Daniel Vidot
    Anthony Winterstein
    Frank Winterstein.
     
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    from: http://www.nrl.com/new-zealand-v-samoa-preview/tabid/10874/newsid/75153/default.aspx

    Watch out Samoa: If the Kiwis needed to reassure anybody they still had it, a casual 50-0 demolition of the Cook Islands last week did the trick. The fact coach Stephen Kearney described his team's performance as "rusty" won't be good news to New Zealand's group rivals either. The reigning World Cup winners simply have strengths all over the park – Sonny Bill Williams is a walking headline after his heroics for the Roosters this season but the Kiwis also boast a strong pack, some lethal outside backs and a sensational playmaking spine of Issac Luke, Shaun Johnson, Kieran Foran and Kevin Locke. They're going to be tough to stop.

    Watch out New Zealand:
    The Samoans possess a great all-NRL backline, featuring Anthony Milford, Joseph Leilua, Ben Roberts, Antonio Winterstein, Daniel Vidot, Tim Lafai and Pita Godinet – but Milford is the man who could light up this tournament for Samoa. The fleet-footed fullback was a revelation for Canberra in his rookie season and he's got the talent to cause problems for even the reigning world champions.

    Key match up:
    Kevin Locke v Anthony Milford. If Samoa are to get anywhere near the Kiwis in this match then Milford will need to fire. But his opposite number Kevin Locke is equally adept at picking out holes in a defensive line, and he's got a point to prove at club level after the Warriors recruited English star Sam Tomkins as their new No.1 for next season. Locke would love nothing more than to take personal victories over all the fullbacks he faces in this tournament – starting with Samoa's wonderkid Milford.


    The way we see it: Samoa have a strong team and should finish second in Group B, but it's very difficult to see them beating the group favourites first up. The Kiwis have form, talent and experience on their side, and should make a statement here. New Zealand by 18 points.
     
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    Should turn out as a real physical hard game. Can' t wait. Kiwis should win this.
     
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    Yea Kiwis will win but I think if we can keep up with them it'll put us in good stead for the rest of the tournament. Go the Toa!
     
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    Try Hoffman, go Kiwi's, what an off load by SBW
     
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    Roberts needs to have a mistake free game, he's a half for cryin out loud. SBW sparks and attack and Whare is running rampant.
     
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    Try Mannering. Kiwis on fire.
     
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    Someone get the fire extinguisher. Not good.
     
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    I smell a blowout in the making.
     
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    3rd try kiwi's, this might be a long game for Toa Samoa. Well done Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
     
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    Double for the Skipper. Well done Mannering.
     
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    That was a big hole that Mannering went through. Unbelievable!
     
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    At that last try, lots of Samoans where just standing around and LOOKING at the action. They have already given up.
     
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    Missed opportunity for Daniel vidot
     
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    I hope Manu isn't too bad. Momentum shift.
     
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    Whare deserves a try but lucky for us he made the wrong choice
     
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    Try Samoa, they keep on believing in it.
     
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