13 Nov 2015

Unchanged Kiwis lineup for third Test

4:27 pm on 13 November 2015

The Kiwis rugby league coach Stephen Kearney has named the same side that started the second Test for the deciding clash with England in Wigan on Sunday morning.

The Kiwis' wing Shaun Kenny-Dowall scores the game's only try.

The Kiwis wing Shaun Kenny-Dowall scores during the second test against England. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Utility Kodi Nikorima, who was a late change for Tuimoala Lolohea at half in last week's win in London, has been named to start in the number 7 jersey again.

In the only other change Gerard Beale replaces Lolohea in the extended 19-man squad.

Otherwise Kearney has kept faith in the group that ground out a 9-2 victory in London, levelling the series at 1-1.

"These lads got the job done last week and it was a good performance from them," says Kearney, who has now won more games (23) than any other Kiwis coach before him.

"I didn't feel there was a need to change the team."

With victory last week, Kearney (23-16-1) moved past Frank Endacott (22-11-2) for the most wins by a Kiwis coach.

The full squad....

1-Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

2-Jason Nightingale

3-Jordan Kahu

4-Dean Whare

5-Shaun Kenny-Dowall

6-Peta Hiku

7-Kodi Nikorima

8-Jesse Bromwich

9-Issac Luke

10-Sam Moa

11-Kevin Prcotor

12-Tohu Harris

13-Adam Blair

14-Lewis Brown

15-Martin Taupau

16-Ben Matulino

17-Alex Glenn

18-Isaac Liu

19-Gerard Beale

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