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Recent Zealand v Wide Britain Lions: Joe Philbin would possibly perchance manufacture debut in first Take a look at


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James Graham is house to proceed as Large Britain captain in Auckland on Saturday
Current Zealand v Large Britain Lions – first Check out
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland Date: Saturday, 2 November Kick-off: 04: 00 GMT Protection: Live on BBC Two (03: 30 – 06: 00 GMT), Highlights on BBC One (13: 15 – 14: 30 GMT)

Warrington ahead Joe Philbin seems to be house to fabricate his Large Britain Rugby League Lions debut after being drafted into the squad to face Current Zealand.

Philbin replaces St Helens prop Luke Thompson, who damaged a rib in Saturday’s defeat by a Tonga XIII.

Oliver Gildart (shoulder) moreover misses out whereas Lachlan Coote is changed by St Helens team-mate Jonny Lomax.

Current Zealand comprise recalled half of-support Kieran Foran after a two-year absence fairly than Shaun Johnson.

Ahead Adam Blair will purchase his 50th cap as head coach Michael Maguire moreover palms a provoke to prop Zane Tetevano, whereas support-rower Joseph Tapine returns after missing the defeat by Australia on Friday through suspension.

Large Britain head coach Wayne Bennett moreover brings Jake Connor assist into opponents, who featured in all 4 video games for England in direction of Current Zealand in 2018.

South Sydney Rabbitohs front-rower Tom Burgess is house to provoke having come off the bench in Saturday’s 14-6 loss in Hamilton.

Blake Austin and Jake Trueman come into the broader squad, that might be diminished to 19 on Friday.

The Check out is the primary of two in direction of Current Zealand on the Lions’ four-match tour the put they will moreover face Papua Current Guinea and Tonga.

Current Zealand (from): Tuivasa-Sheck, Maumalo, Nicoll-Klokstad, Manu, Isaako, Foran, Marshall, Tetevano, Smith, Waerea-Hargreaves, Nikora, Bromwich, Tapine, Hughes, Harawira-Naera, Ah Mau, Blair.

Large Britain Lions (from): Lomax, McGillvary, Hardaker, Connor, Corridor, Widdop, Hill, Hodgson, T Burgess, Bateman, Whitehead, Graham, Jones, Philbin, Clark, Walmsley, Hughes, Williams, Trueman, Austin.

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