Lions ready for World Cup - Australian Rugby league News
Backglobalrugbyleague - Tue, 13 Nov 2007 06:14:00 GMT
Great Britain secured a 3-0 series whitewash with a 28-22 victory over New Zealand at JJB Stadium last weekend.
The condidence boosting win installs Britain as favourites to make the final of the Rugby League World Cup in 2008 alongside the Australian Kangaroos.
New Zealand started the game very strongly and leaped out to a surprising 12-0 lead after only 11 minutes. But then the home side struck back quickly to take out a 14-12 half-time lead thanks to quick tries from James Graham, Keith Senior and David Hodgson
Rob Burrow then stepped his way through the line to renovate Great Britain’s lead shortly after the break before Danny McGuire then picked up the best try of the match. McGuire won the race to the ball after it was kicked ahead from a Lions scrum win well inside their own half.
Down 26-12, the Kiwis job was made even harder and though a late four-pointer to Chase Stanley helped them keep the contest alive, a late penalty goal to Rob Burrow virtually sealed the game.
But not without a late scare from Wests Tigers regular first grader Taniela Tuiaki who managed to slide over the line out wide
The Kiwis now head to France where they will take on a French side in Paris on Saturday 17 November and go hunting for Gary Kemble's first win as coach. - Read More, Here