Kiwis seek closing win

The New Zealand Students’ tour of England reaches a climax on Saturday (26 May) with the Second Test against England Universities.

The Kiwis will go into the contest, at Kingston Park, Newcastle, aiming to head home on a winning note.

England prevailed 42-4 at the LD Nutrition Stadium, Post Office Road, Featherstone, last Saturday in an opening international which was much more closely contested than the final scoreline would suggest, while New Zealand lost 29-0 to Leeds Beckett three days earlier.

This week’s game, which kicks off at 4.00pm, is the last match of a triple-header, with Gateshead Storm meeting Edinburgh Eagles at noon and Cramlington Rockets taking on Strathmore Silverbacks at 1.45pm on North East Cup ties involving Scottish sides.