Kiwis after better execution and attitude

New Zealand coach David Kidwell says his side have moved on from their shock draw with Scotland but must have an improved attitude and execution for the Four Nations final.

The Kiwis have scraped into the final after their draw with Scotland in Workington on Friday. New Zealand edged England by a point and then tied 18-18 with the Bravehearts.

“We’ve sort of moved on from there,” Kidwell said.

“We need to have the right attitude for Sunday against an Australian team that’s beaten us the last couple of times.

“But again I’ve got full confidence in this team and the way we’ve prepared.”

The Kiwis and Kangaroos meet on the final at Anfield this Sunday.

New Zealand has lost to Australia three times already this year, and Kidwell said his team’s execution must get better if they are to defeat the green and gold.

“I thought Australia‘s big men and outside backs have really got them on the front foot in the past two games,” he said.

“It’s something we’ve got to sort of look at and make sure our execution’s right.

“We’re at the final dance now and we’ve worked hard to be here.

“This group’s been committed from the start and on Sunday we get the chance to make our families proud at a special stadium.”

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