New Zealand's Kiwis line up for World Cup
New Zealand are priced at 6/1 in William Hill's Rugby League World Cup betting and have announced their 24-man squad to travel to Australia. Sika Manu, who made his NRL debut this year and reached the Grand Final with the Melbourne Storm, is the only debutant in skipper Nathan Cayless's squad.
Wigan Warrior Thomas Leuluai and Brent Webb of the Grand Final winning Leeds Rhinos are the only Super League representatives. Selector, Howie Tamati, is hopeful that Webb, who missed the Grand Final with a recurrence of his back injury, will be available and Steve Matai is also carrying an injury.
The Kiwis kick off their Rugby League World Cup campaign against Australia on 26 October. View the complete Rugby League World Cup fixtures & groups.
(* denotes debut)
|Nathan||Cayless (c)||Parramatta Eels|
|David||Fa'alogo||South Sydney Rabbitohs|
|David||Kidwell||South Sydney Rabbitohs|
|Issac||Luke||South Sydney Rabbitohs|
|Sika||Manu *||Melbourne Storm|
|Steve||Matai||Manly Sea Eagles|