Kiwis v Cook Islands to screen live on SKY
Monday 20 2013
Updated: The following team has been named to play the Cook Islands in a warm up game before the Rugby League World Cup. To be played at Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster on October 20, 2013, it will screen live on SKY in New Zealand from 2.45am on Monday October 21, 2013. All players from the NRL grand final have been rested for this match.
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
Note: The match is not an official Test match. Both sides will play with a minimum 18 players and unlimited interchange.
The Kiwis kick off their Rugby League World Cup defence against Samoa at Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington on October 27. The game will screen live on SKY Sport in NZ on Monday October 28 (Labour Day) from 6.45am.
For all details of the Kiwis games and the full World Cup draw please visit our websitewww.nzrl.co.nz/rlwc-2013.
The Kiwis get a taste of English rugby league conditions when they take on the Cook Islands in a warm-up match a week out from the Rugby League World Cup and SKY Sport have confirmed that they will screen the game live.
“A match against the Cook Islands is a perfect way to get comfortable with the conditions in England ahead of the Rugby League World Cup and it’s fantastic SKY Sport customers can watch this warm-up fixture,” said SKY’s Director of Sport Richard Last.
New Zealand Rugby League Chief Executive Officer Phil Holden agrees, “I am absolutely delighted that SKY has been able to support us in bringing this pre-World Cup tournament game to New Zealand.
“It’s great for our commercial partners and great for our fans to be able to watch the Kiwis as they begin their defence of their World Championship Crown and I am very grateful for SKY’s continued support of NZRL so that we are in a position to do that.”
Every match of the Rugby League World Cup is LIVE on SKY Sport, first up is Australia vs. England on Sunday 27 October, 1.30am, SKY Sport 2.
Kiwis v Cook Islands – Monday 21 October – 2.45am – SKY Sport 1