GB Coach Ready For The Kiwis

Great Britain are finalising their plans ahead of their opening Gillette Tri-Nations clash against New Zealand this weekend and Head Coach Brian Noble is confident the Lions are ready for the clash.

Noble said,

"I’m pleased with our training,we looked sharp and crisp and that element of familiarity is coming to the team.

"If the performances of the team that we’ve shown in practice are anything to go by, I think we’re ready to play."

The Kiwis have had a bad start to their campaign, losing to Australia in Auckland and Melbourne but Noble insists that is not something the Lions are focusing on ahead of their meeting in Christchurch.

"The reality for us is that we can’t take that into the equation,I’m sure they’ll be ready to play but we’re focusing on ourselves as much as anything else."

Noble added,

"There are no easy games in this Tri-Nations. We’ve seen this year, and in the last two, that any team can beat any other on its day.

"We’ve got to get up to speed now but I’m pretty sure we’re ready for this."

All three Wigan players will be involved in the game against the Kiwis with Gareth Hock on the bench and Stuart Fielden and Sean O'Loughlin starting.

A reminder we have a big screen showing of the game on Saturday morning from 7.30am in the Tetley's South Stand Bar. Admission is £2 with a bar facility. The event will have Dean Bell and Phil Veivers giving their expert view on the match and food is also available to buy.

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