Posted: 28 October, 2016 by Triple M NRL

Kiwi Team Has Been Named For Four Nations Opener Against England

New Zealand coach David Kidwell named his team for their opening Four Nations clash with England.

As you can see below, he's stuck solid with the team that were thrashed by Australia.

"I'm really happy with how the boys have trained," Kidwell told

"We understand the challenge that's ahead of us and we need to be at our best.

"In Perth, a lot of our guys hadn't played for a long period of time. The result wasn't what we wanted but all the players were better off for the run and we will look to build from that.

"It's no secret this game is going to be won up front.

"Both teams have strong forward packs and we need our middle men to lead the way."

New Zealand squad: 

Jordan Kahu; Jason Nightingale, Solomone Kata, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Jordan Rapana; Thomas Leuluai, Shaun Johnson; Jesse Bromwich (capt), Issac Luke, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Kevin Proctor, Tohu Harris, Jason Taumalolo. Bench: Lewis Brown, Martin Taupau, Manu Ma'u, Adam Blair

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