31 Oct 2010

Kiwis romp home over Kumuls

1:47 pm on 31 October 2010

New Zealand have beaten Papua New Guinea 76-12 in their Four Nations rugby league match at Rotorua.

The Kiwis scored 14 tries, including three each for winger Sam Perett and Junior Sa'u, to get their second win of the tournament.

The Kiwis' next match is against Australia in Auckland next Saturday while Australia host England in Melbourne tonight.

The Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens has named an unchanged starting side, sticking with the same team that trounced Papua New Guinea last weekend with St George Illawarra pair Dean Young and Darius Boyd added to an extended bench

Meanwhile the tourists have rung the changes with 11 in all as they approach the fixture, which is a must-win for them.

Melbourne Storm fullback Gareth Widdop is the highest-profile casualty, replaced by Sam Tomkins, with three players, centre Leroy Cudjoe and interchange forwards Shaun Lunt and Ben Harrison in line to make their Test debut.

If Australia win they'll face New Zealand in the Four Nations final.