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  •   Home > News > Sports > Rugby League

    Kiwis to play at Anfield on 2018 UK tour

    The Kiwis will soak up a slice of history at Anfield, the home of Liverpool FC, on their three-Test tour of England next year.

    - article from

    The Kiwis will take in the historic surrounds of Anfield for the second of their three Tests against England next year.

    In a three-Test series announced on Thursday (NZT), New Zealand will face the northern hemisphere giants in clashes at Hull on October 27, Liverpool FC's Anfield on November 3 and Leeds on November 11.

    They are the first Test matches to be confirmed for the Kiwis since their humiliating 4-2 Rugby League World Cup quarter-final loss to Fiji.

    English boss and NRL-based supercoach Wayne Bennett - currently preparing his side for a World Cup semi-final against Tonga - was pleased by the news.

    "International rugby league is the pinnacle in any player's career and it's good to see a traditional Test series confirmed," Bennett said.

    "Games between England and New Zealand always deliver plenty of entertainment and drama, and I expect next year's series will be no different."

    New Zealand Rugby League chief Alex Hayton says the tour would serve as a fresh testing ground for newly blooded players.

    The last series between the sides, in 2015, produced a 2-1 victory to England.

    However, the Kiwis won their last encounter 17-16 in the 2016 Four Nations, before going on to lose the final to Australia.


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