Watch New Zealand vs Great Britain rugby league test live and free

Posted: 2 November 2019 2:55 pm

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New Zealand and Great Britain (not England) meet for the title of "second-best" test rugby league nation in the world.

New Zealand vs Great Britain is a true battle for the status of second-best international rugby league side in the world. Australia have a stranglehold on first place, but the battle for runner-up is down to the Kiwis and Lions.

The Great Britain Lions were manhandled by Tonga in last week's fixture. That could be a worrying sign for the Brits now that they'll face a tougher prospect in the Kiwis. Maybe the retirement announcement of former England captain Sam Burgess can spur Great Britain on.

The Kiwis also come in on the back of a loss, after being outclassed by the Kangaroos last Friday at WIN Stadium.

When is New Zealand vs Great Britain?

New Zealand vs Great Britain kicks off at 3pm AEDT on Saturday. The match will be played at Eden Park as part of an extremely rare rugby league test match triple-header. The other games to be played include Samoa vs Fiji and Australia vs Tonga Invitational.

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How to watch New Zealand vs Great Britain Lions live and free

New Zealand vs England will be broadcast live on free-to-air and subscription TV services. The Nine Network will broadcast all rugby league test matches from Saturday on Gem. Check your local guides as this can vary state by state.

Kayo Sports and Foxtel have the broadcast rights to every rugby league international. This includes next weekend's tier-one clash between Great Britain and New Zealand. Take a look at our rugby league test matches guide for a full breakdown.

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New Zealand vs Great Britain test line-ups

Cronulla Sharks five-eighth Shaun Johnson has been dropped by the Kiwis after a poor performance. Michael Maguire has recalled experienced half Kieran Foran to replace him.

Wayne Bennett wasn't pleased with his side's effort against Tonga and has also made changes. Gone is Lachlan Coote, losing his spot to St Helens teammate Jonny Lomax. Great Britain have also lost Luke Thompson and Oliver Gildart through injury.

New Zealand Kiwis Team

  1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
  2. Ken Maumalo
  3. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
  4. Joseph Manu
  5. Jamayne Isaako
  6. Kieran Foran
  7. Benji Marshall (C)
  8. Zane Tetevano
  9. Brandon Smith
  10. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  11. Briton Nikora
  12. Kenneath Bromwich
  13. Joseph Tapine


  1. Jahrome Hughes
  2. Corey Harawira-Naera
  3. Leeson Ah Mau
  4. Adam Blair

Reserves: 18. Kevin Proctor, 19. Bailey Simonsson

Great Britain Lions team

  1. Jonny Lomax
  2. Jermaine McGillvary
  3. Zak Hardaker
  4. Jake Connor
  5. Ryan Hall
  6. Gareth Widdop
  7. Jackson Hastings
  8. Chris Hill
  9. Josh Hodgson
  10. Thomas Burgess
  11. John Bateman
  12. Elliott Whitehead
  13. James Graham (C)


  1. Josh Jones
  2. Joe Philbin
  3. Daryl Clark
  4. Alex Walmsley

Reserves: 18. Jack Hughes, 19. George Williams, 20. Jacob Trueman, 21. Blake Austin

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