The best rugby league players in the world will be on display – Exclusively LIVE and FREE on the Nine Network – when the Australian Kangaroos face off with the New Zealand Kiwis this Saturday at NIB Stadium in Perth.
Rugby league royalty will be on show when seasoned Australian test match stars Johnathan Thurston, Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Greg Inglis are joined in the squad by Sharks premiership heroes James Maloney and Valentine Holmes.
The Kiwis have proved they are more than capable of beating the Kangaroos and their dangermenShaun Johnson, Jason Taumalolo and Isaac Luke are out to spark an upset.
Channel Nine rugby league expert and former Australian captain, Darren Lockyer, believes this match could go either way with a host of fresh faces joining both squads ahead of the Four Nations tournament.
“The Kiwis have a much stronger squad compared to last time they met in May and the Aussies have a big job at hand trying to contain their Dally M Medal-winning forward, Jason Taumalolo,” said Lockyer.
“This game provides a good chance to gain a psychological advantage ahead of the Four Nations. Also it’s an extended Australian squad, so internal competition is on the line from some new faces including Shannon Boyd, Valentine Holmes and Boyd Cordner.
“Some of the best attacking players of a generation will be out to entertain a packed NIB Stadium in Perth and if that doesn’t get you going I’m sure the haka will.”
Nine’s leading commentary team will feature international rugby league legends Darren Lockyer,Andrew Johns, Brad Fittler and Daryl Halligan, while Yvonne Sampson hosts the telecast -Exclusively LIVE and FREE on Nine.
Saturday, October 15
Australian Kangaroos vs New Zealand Kiwis
Sydney 7.30pm LIVE on Nine
Brisbane 6.30pm LIVE on Nine
Melbourne 7.30pm LIVE on Nine
Adelaide 7.00pm LIVE on 9GEM
Perth 4.30pm LIVE on Nine