9 Nov 2013

Sport: Kiwis meet PNG's kumuls at World Cup

8:30 am on 9 November 2013

The Kiwis play PNG in their last rugby league World Cup match in Leeds this morning.

The Kiwis halfback Thomas Leuluai is set to get some game time in the match.

Leuluai who has missed the Kiwis first two matches at the tournament because of a groin problem has been added into the 19-man squad.

Leuluai hasn't played since the Warriors last NRL match in early September.

Coach Stephen Kearney says it was important they tried him out this week

Kearney also says its important they don't get too lose against PNG and the players need to stick to the gameplan....

"It's really that we keep our focus and discipline there's couple of areas of improve from last week with both defence and attack and they are the focusses for us."

Meanwhile captain Simon Mannering drops out of the 19 and will be rested.