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Kiwis team to play Cook Islands named

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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.

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