Kiwis name four debutants for must-win Four Nations clash with Scotland




Four Kiwis will earn their stripes in this weekend's Four Nations clash against Scotland after coach David Kidwell named the team for the must-win match this morning.

There was no mucking around for David Kidwell's troops, with his side getting stuck into a light gym workout.
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David Fusitu'a will earn his first cap starting on the wing, while Te Maire Martin, James Fisher-Harris and Joseph Tapine have all be named on the bench - the first to take the field out of the three will become the 800th Kiwi in the team's history to do so.

The squad naming means all 24 members of the squad will have played during the Four Nations at some point.

Kidwell says it's an exciting opportunity for the young players.

"They are hungry, their effort and attitude in training has shown me that, and they’ll bring a lot of energy.

"The guys making their debuts deserve the opportunity to play. They have worked extremely hard and have been pushing for spots all tour."

Jason Nightingale also returns to side after missing last week's 14-8 loss to the Kangaroos - that result making the game against Scotland a must-win.

"The most important thing right now is we need to win. Scotland started really well against England and we need to respect that," Kidwell said.

"They have improved every game and if you add that on top of the conditions, we have a tough challenge ahead."

Manu Ma'u and Greg Eastwood also join the starting line up in place of Kevin Proctor and Jason Taumalolo respectively, while Gerard Beale shifts to centre in place of out-of-form Shaun Kenny-Dowall.

Kiwis v Scotland, November 12, 8:30am, Workington

1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 
2. Jason Nightingale
3. Solomone Kata
4. Gerard Beale
5. David Fusitu'a
6. Thomas Leuluai
7. Shaun Johnson
8. Jesse Bromwich (c)
9. Issac Luke
10. Adam Blair
11. Manu Ma'u
12. Tohu Harris
13. Greg Eastwood

14. Te Maire Martin
15. Martin Taupau
16. James Fisher-Harris
17. Joseph Tapine
18. Lewis Brown
19. Jordan Rapana

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