Kiwis, Wigan and The Wire
The Kiwis fired back on 12 minutes when left centre Esan Masters popped up on the opposite side of the field to take a sweet inside ball from Kodi Nikorima and touch down, with Shaun Johnson converting.
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Makinson was let off the hook a few minutes later when an offload on a kick return in heavy traffic looked to have led to another try but Johnson knocked on in the ensuing scramble. Martin Taupau was monstered by Thompson in the hit of the first half as England set about disrupting the dangerous attacking game of the tourists. But a fumble by Jermaine McGillvary on his metre line paved the way for Nikorima to attack the line from the scrum and send Kiwis skipper Watene-Zelezniak flying home after 31 minutes, with Johnson further extending the lead with the conversion success.
Jake Connor, playing on his home ground, was unable to get the ball down as he went over the line due to miraculous defensive work by Johnson but Watene-Zelezniak slid in with the knees and video referee Ben Thaler judged illegally so.
England beat New Zealand Kiwis 18-16 in first Test
Lomax returned to the field for the start of the second half but the Kiwis edged in front on the back of a penalty for interference given away by Hill, allowing Johnson two points from 15 metres. Connor squared matters again with a penalty a few moments later, , but Johnson replied in kind after George Burgess was offside from a kick.
Wire hooker Daryl Clark joined the action on 63 minutes, with Josh Hodgson taking over at loose-forward from Thompson. England were looking like they needed a spark and it came from a John Bateman offload in a three-man tackle.
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That allowed his Wigan teammate Oliver Gildart to hare away down the right, cut inside and out before riding the challenge of Watene-Zelezniak to finish off with 14 minutes remaining. England beat New Zealand Kiwis in first Test 1.
See all photos images. Mike Boden A long-range 66th-minute try by Wigan centre Oliver Gildart proved to be the decisive score in a fierce and sometimes brutal encounter that went down to the wire. Order by Oldest first Newest first Highest scored Lowest scored. He then returned to New Zealand , and developed Rugby League coaching, including managing the national team.
Now living in retirement in Australia , this book looks back on a fascinating life, including growing up on the West Coast of New Zealand and his experience in British Rugby League. The book also includes contributions from many past players and colleagues.
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It is well illustrated with photographs and cartoons from his full Rugby League career. He was a special New Zealander who enhanced the game of Rugby League and our country. Brian Nordgren — Wigan and Other Nationalities.