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Kiwis captain ahead of their first international since 2019 vs Mate Ma'a Tonga

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 24 Jun 2022, 9:26am
Jesse Bromwich applies a strong fend to the face of Johnathan Thurston. Photo / Getty
Jesse Bromwich applies a strong fend to the face of Johnathan Thurston. Photo / Getty

Kiwis captain ahead of their first international since 2019 vs Mate Ma'a Tonga

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 24 Jun 2022, 9:26am

Coach Michael McGuire has picked four debutants in a powerful Kiwis line-up to tackle Mate Ma'a Tonga at Mt Smart.

Three new backs - winger Ronaldo Mulitalo, centre Marata Niukore and stand-off Dylan Brown make the run on sideĀ  while Penrith prop Moses Leota will be unleashed from the bench.

Joey Manu is shifted from his usual centre spot to fullback while Jahrome Hughes will join Brown in the halves, pushing 31-year-old Kieran Foran to the bench.

Recalled captain Jesse Bromwich is one of five Melbourne Storm players in the 17 and he joined the Matariki Breakfast.

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