2018 Denver Test - NZ 18-36 England @ Mile High

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Denver Test: NZ v ENG

Poll closed Jun 24, 2018.
  1. New Zealand Kiwis

    16.7%
  2. England

    77.8%
  3. Draw

    5.6%
  1. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    Denver Test
    New Zealand v England
    Mile High Stadium, Denver CO (USA)
    Saturday 23 June 2018 local time

    Kickoff 9pm Sat UK, 6am Sun AEST, 8am Sun NZ

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    LEESON AH MAU, NELSON ASOFA-SOLOMONA, HERMAN ESE’ESE, RAYMOND FAITALA-MARINER, JAMES FISHER-HARRIS, SLADE GRIFFIN, PETA HIKU, JAMAYNE ISAAKO, JORDAN KAHU, ISAAC LIU, ISSAC LUKE, ESAN MARSTERS, TE MAIRE MARTIN, KEN MAUMALO, KODI NIKORIMA, JOSEPH TAPINE, MARTIN TAUPAU, JARED WAEREA-HARGREAVES, DALLIN WATENE-ZELEZNIAK

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    John Bateman, Sam Burgess, Thomas Burgess, Jake Connor, James Graham, Ryan Hall, Chris Hill, Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson, Jermaine McGillvary, Sean O’Loughlin, Mark Percival, Stefan Ratchford, James Roby, Scott Taylor, Luke Thompson, Gareth Widdop, George Williams, Elliott Whitehead


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    Referee: Ben Thaler
    Sideline Officials: Chris McMillan & Chris Kendall
    Video Referee: Jared Maxwell​
     
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  2. The Vaulting Violinist

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    Burgess has said they are expecting 45k. Impressive
     
  3. Broncoandy

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    I’ve been told It will be in excess of a 74k crowd.
     
  4. Rhino_NQ

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    So who will join the mile high club?
     
  5. adamkungl

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    My expected lineups.

    NZ

    1 DWZ
    2 Isaako
    3 Hiku
    4 Kahu
    5 Maumalo
    6 Nikorima
    7 TMM
    8 JWH
    9 Luke
    10 NAS
    11 Tapine
    12 Taupau
    13 Liu

    14 Griffin
    15 Ese'ese
    16 Ah Mau
    17 JFH

    England

    1 Lomax
    2 McGilvarey
    3 Connor
    4 Percival
    5 Hall
    6 Widdop
    7 Williams
    8 Graham
    9 Roby
    10 T. Burgess
    11 S. Burgess
    12 Bateman
    13 O'Loughlin

    14 Whitehead
    15 Taylor
    16 Hill
    17 Thomson


    England the better side on paper by a long way. NZ missing some serious strike in the backs due to RTS, SJ, and others making themselves unavailable.

    England has an unfortunate habit of playing down to their opposition however so I still expect a contest.

    England by 10.
     
  6. KeepingTheFaith

    KeepingTheFaith Referee

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    So, how do we watch this game in Aus?
     
  7. TheFrog

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    I hope you are right and Fisher-Harris plays off the bench. We need him healthy.
     
  8. Burns

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    Fox have the game
     
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  9. Trollhammaren

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    Saw the Kiwis side at Sydney Airport this morning. Wondered who the random white guy was, turns out it's Slade Griffin.
     
  10. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    Fox Sports 5:30am broadcast start (6am kickoff)

    8am on SkySports in NZ
    9pm Sat in the UK I think on BT Sport?
     
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  11. The Vaulting Violinist

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    What are they doing pre game? Car park parties like the nfl?
     
  12. Bring back John Fifita

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  13. GongPanther

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    Replays: Later on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
     
  14. The Vaulting Violinist

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    Parking lots open 10am. They’ll be monged by first down at 2 :rofl:
     
  15. veggiepatch1959

    veggiepatch1959 First Grade

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    f**k Fuxtel.
     
  16. Rhino_NQ

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    I had no clue he was a kiwi
     
  17. Vic Mackey

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    I believe Marsters is playing center for NZ
     
  18. Leber

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    Nz will be competitive, but we aren't taking the game anywhere near as seriously as the poms are.
     
  19. Grapple

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    I'm worried we'll get rolled in the middle if the likes of TMM and Nikorima are our starting halves, though it is what it is, especially with the form the burgess boys are in. I'm interested to see if Maguire has any tactics against them.

    Also pretty stoked to see Isaako and Marsters playing. Can see these two being consistent picks for us for years to come. So much future potential once we get a full healthy squad!
     
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