22 Oct 2009

Moimoi back in Kiwis

12:53 pm on 22 October 2009

The Parramatta front rower Fuifui Moimoi will play his first international in two years after being named in the Kiwis starting line-up for Sunday morning's opening Four Nations rugby league match against the Kangaroos in London.

The 30-year-old Moimoi is the only personnel change from the side that beat Tonga 40-24 in Rotorua last Wednesday.

Tongan-born Moimoi played the last of his five Tests against France in Paris in 2007.

After missing last week's victory over his home country, he has been named to partner Melbourne's premiership-winning prop Jeff Lima on Saturday night.

While he returns, a hamstring injury will keep World Cup-winning utility Greg Eastwood out of the side to meet Australia.

He's been replaced in the No 13 jersey by Melbourne's Adam Blair.

Coach Stephen Kearney says they don't want to take any chances with Eastwood, however it's great to have Moimoi back after his great form in the NRL this season.