Kearney adds experience to Kiwi bench for Second Test

New Zealand coach Stephen Kearney has named his 19-man squad for Saturday’s Second Test against England in London.

After their defeat in the First Test at Hull last Sunday, Kearney has added some experience to his interchange bench.

Veterans Lewis Brown and Alex Glenn are included in the matchday 17 in place of First Test debutants Kodi Nikorima and Siosiua Taukeiaho.

Nikorima retains his place in the 19, however.

“Both these guys we’re bringing in were a bit unlucky to miss out the week before and offer a great deal of experience,” said Kearney.

“Looking at last week’s game, that will be important for us this week. Lewis has done a great job for us in the past and Alex Glenn has had a wonderful year, so it’s just desserts for them.

“We’re in a position where we have to perform and these guys have done it for us before.”


Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
Jason Nightingale
Jordan Kahu
Dean Whare
Shaun Kenny-Dowall
Peta Hiku
7  Tuimoala Lolohea
Jesse Bromwich
9  Issac Luke
10 Sam Moa
11 Kevin Proctor
12 Tohu Harris
13 Adam Blair
14 Lewis Brown
15 Martin Taupau
16 Ben Matulino
17 Alex Glenn

18 Isaac Liu
19 Kodi Nikorima

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