22 Oct 2009

Eastwood injury delays Kiwis naming

8:19 am on 22 October 2009

The New Zealand rugby league side is confident that they have enough cover for Kiwis second rower Greg Eastwood, who sat out training and may not be fit for Sunday morning's Four Nations opener against Australia.

The Bulldogs forward's nursing a hamstring injury and coach Stephen Kearney's putting off naming his side.

While the 22-year-old would be a first choice starter for the Kangaroos clash, Kearney's relaxed that others can step up if need be and he won't push Eastwood if he isn't right.

Kearney's putting off naming his side for Sunday morning's opening Test against Australia at Twickenham Stoop.