9 Oct 2008

Tuimavave gets a run in case he's needed by Kiwis

6:57 pm on 9 October 2008

Warriors prop Evarn Tuimavave has joined the All Golds for team-mate Ruben Wiki's farewell match against the New Zealand Maori in New Plymouth on Sunday.

While he wasn't named in the Kiwis for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup, the national selectors want to keep the 24-year-old Tuimavave match-fit in case late changes are required to the team.

Tuimavave comes in for fellow Warriors prop Sam Rapira, who had been named in the original All Golds side last week but gets a rest instead.

He is yet to play for the Kiwis but was in the 19-man squad in Brisbane for last year's Anzac Test against the Kangaroos.