The Kiwi Jersey brought an unexpected attitude to the game. They played a lot better than expected and could of drawn but lost to the Australians 8-12. The young pack of Kiwis played with loads of momentum and had the Aussies on there feet for quite a while. Debutant Zeb Taia had a good game for a start. He made a few yards and gave them a few offloads.
The Kiwis were well in the game throughout the opening half but the score went to the Australians 6-0. But through the beginning of the second half the Australians ran in a try for Dragon Winger Brett Morris which gave him two tries for the night. With ten minutes on the clock the Kiwis had to do something. So a Kiwis move and a perfect execution from Lance Hohaia gave Dragons right side Winger Jason Nightingale a try in the corner. Rabbitohs superstar hooker Issac Luke missed the kick from out wide and the score remained 12-4.
With five minutes left the Kiwis sent Junior Sau over the line with his incredible strength. Once again Issac Luke missed the conversion and the game seemed like it was over with the score 8 to 12. In the end the Kiwis played a really good game losing by 4 points this was only because of conversions.
Let's hope the Kiwis will take the confidence from that game and crush them in the Four Nations Thanks to http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/image.cfm?1 for the picture. GO THE TIGERS!!!!!!!(Next game against the Rabbitohs!!)