Win tick­ets to the test against Tonga

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

We have tick­ets to give away to the Ki­wis v Tonga rugby league in­ter­na­tional this Satur­day.

The game is part of the buildup for the World Cup, and kicks off at Mt Smart Sta­dium at 2.30pm.

The se­lec­tors think the num­ber of play­mak­ers in the side will be a big ad­van­tage go­ing into the tour­na­ment.

The Ki­wis have an­nounced a 24-man squad and con­vener of se­lec­tors Howie Ta­mati says they have never been in a bet­ter po­si­tion.

“We’re in the po­si­tion where we don’t have to play play­ers out of po­si­tion.

“There are play­ers who have spe­cial­ist skills and have the abil­ity to play well in a num­ber of po­si­tions.”

Thomas Leu­luai has been ear­marked as the half­back, while Wests’ Benji Mar­shall is back from in­jury. His club­mate Dene Halatau and South Syd­ney’s Is­sac Luke are the lead­ing op­tions at hooker.

The Ki­wis have some backup with Brent Webb doubt­ful at full­back, with Syd­ney Rooster Sam Per­rett and Par­ra­matta’s Kris­nan Inu both in the squad.

Ta­mati says the re­turn of Par­ra­matta prop Nathan Cay­less to the cap­taincy in place of the in­jured Roy Aso­tasi is a log­i­cal de­ci­sion, given his ex­pe­ri­ence and back­ground as a club skip­per.

To be in with a chance to win a dou­ble pass to the game sim­ply email your name, ad­dress and day­time phone num­ber to edcl@ snl.co.nz with Ki­wis in the sub­ject line.

We have five passes to give away. En­tries must be re­ceived by 9am on Fri­day.

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