Noble Names Unchanged Line Up

Carney suffered a hamstring injury against the Kangaroos as he was chasing Greg Inglis to the line leaving his fitness initially in doubt.

Stand-off Danny McGuire has recovered from the thigh injury that kept him out last week but has not been able to regain his place ahead of Leon Pryce; instead he is named as one of five replacements, one of which will be dropped.

Pryce will be able to resume his successful half-back partnership with Sean Long, with Gareth Raynor remaining on the wing were Pryce started the tournament.

Prop Stuart Fielden will be able to remain in the side having recovered from the broken nose he sustained at the hands of Willie Mason.

The Kiwis were stripped of the two points they won in their 18-14 victory over Great Britain after fielding an ineligible player, so a win for the Lions would mean qualification for the final at Aussie Stadium in Sydney.

But Noble warned his players that New Zealand would still be looking to cement the final sport themselves, and would be looking to make up for the points deduction. 

"The New Zealanders have themselves been aggrieved and have got a chip on their shoulder over the way they've been treated," he said.

"So everyone's been talking about New Zealand being focused on what they need to achieve to make sure they're still in this competition.

"But we're pretty determined to go there and perform better than we did the first time we were in New Zealand."

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