Second test team news: New Zealand v Great Britain (Sat)

Jack Hughes will make his Great Britain debut against New Zealand on Saturday.

Lions coach Wayne Bennett has made one change to his side that lost to the Kiwis in Auckland last Saturday. Englishman Hughes replaces Ryan Hall [knee]. Zak Hardaker moves out to the wing, with back-rower Hughes set to start at centre.

New Zealand boss Michael Maguire has made three changes to his outfit from last weekend’s 12-8 win over the Lions. Shaun Johnson, Brandon Smith and Kevin Proctor return to the squad.

Kieran Foran [shoulder], Jahrome Hughes and Kenny Bromwich [expecting birth of his second child] drop out for the Kiwis.

The second test match takes place at the Christchurch Stadium on Saturday, 7am (GMT).

New Zealand: Tuivasa-Sheck; Maumalo, Nicoll-Klokstad, Manu, Isaako; Johnson, Marshall; Tetevano, Smith, Waerea-Hargreaves, Nikora, Harawira-Naera, Tapine. Subs: Nikorima, Proctor, Ah Mau, Blair. Reserves: Hughes, Hamlin-Uele, K Bromwich, Simonsson, Papali’i.

Great Britain: Lomax; McGillvary, Hughes, Connor, Hardaker; Widdop, Hastings; Hill, Hodgson, T Burgess; Bateman, Whitehead, Graham. Subs: Jones, Philbin, Clark, Walmsley. Reserves: Austin, Williams, Thompson, Coote.


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