Sonny Bill sits out Kiwi warm-up

Sonny Bill Williams will sit out New Zealand‘s World Cup warm-up against the Cook Islands at Doncaster on Sunday.

All players involved in the NRL Grand Final have been rested by coach Stephen Kearney, meaning the Sydney Roosters back-rower will have to wait for his Kiwi return.

His last appearance came back in April 2008, in the 28-12 loss to Australia, his seventh cap.

Former Super League players Thomas Leuluai and Greg Eastwood have been named in the 18-man squad for the game, which kicks off at 3pm.

1. Josh Hoffman
2. Jason Nightingale
3. Krisnan Inu
4. Dean Whare
5. Manu Vatuvei
6. Thomas Leuluai
7. Shaun Johnson
8. Jesse Bromwich
9. Issac Luke
10. Sam Kasiano
11. Frank Pritchard
12. Simon Mannering (captain)
13. Elijah Taylor
14. Greg Eastwood
15. Ben Matulino
16. Alex Glenn
17. Kevin Locke
18. Bryson Goodwin 

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