Stephen Kearney Insists on Not Selecting Benji Marshall


New Zealand Kiwis Coach Stephen Kearney insists on not selecting Benji Marshall for the end of season tour of England despite Kieran Foran pulling out due to injury.

Likely halves replacements would be Tuimoala Lolohea, Kodi Nikorima, Peta Hiku or Tohu Harris.

“The decision on Kieran has come after [the decision] on Benji, so it’s a bit hard to go back on that, Kearney said on Thursday.

“Obviously Benji has got an injury, but that is not changing my line of thinking.

“I’m really excited about the opportunity to work with a couple of new halves who will certainly do a really good job for us. The decision [on Marshall] will stand.”