Warriors Star in GB Victory

Great Britain 46 New Zealand 14

Great Britain overcame the early loss of captain Paul Sculthorpe to injury to rack up a record points victory over New Zealand at Knowsley Road.

Debutant James Graham, Danny McGuire and Sean Long all scored a try each in both halves as Britain scored eight in all to put down a Tri-Nations marker.

Lesley Vainikolo scored the opening try for the Kiwis but the hosts were 18-4 up by half-time and well in command.

Keith Senior and debutant wing Ade Gardner also scored after the interval.

Long landed six goals from seven attempts in a dominant display as Great Britain surpassed the 38 points they recorded against New Zealand at Huddersfield in last year's Tri-Nations.

A lapse in concentration allowed Iafeta Paleaasaesina to score a second for the Kiwis with 15 minutes left, before further tries from Gardner and Long reasserted Britain's dominance.

New Zealand had the last word with a try for Henry Fa'afili, but the under-strength visitors were comprehensively beaten.

Great Britain:
P Wellens (St Helens), A Gardner (St Helens), M Gleeson (Warrington), K Senior (Leeds), L Pryce (St Helens), D McGuire (Leeds), S Long (St Helens); S Fielden (Wigan), K Cunningham (St Helens), A Morley (Sydney Roosters), J Peacock (Leeds), G Ellis (Leeds), P Sculthorpe (St Helens, capt).
Replacements: T Newton (Bradford), S O'Loughlin (Wigan), L Gilmour (St Helens), J Graham (St Helens).

New Zealand:
C Toopi (New Zealand Warriors), L Vainikolo (Bradford), S Hape (Bradford), W Talau (St Helens), H Fa'afili (Warrington), B Roberts (Canterbury), S Jones (Catalans, capt); A Chan (Catalans), M Tony (Hull), I Paleaasaesina (Wigan), A Lauitiiti (Leeds), D Solomona (Wakefield), D Kidwell (Melbourne).
Replacements: R Paul (Huddersfield), H Hansen (Wigan), V Anderson (St Helens), M Betham (Wakefield).

Referee: S Clark (Australia)

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