Bruno, Paniu make team

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The National, Friday November 8th, 2013

 THE Kumuls side to face New Zealand tomorrow morning will include Joe Bruno and Francis Paniu.

The Gurias pair have had to bide their time since arriving in the Unite Kingdom last month but finally get the chance to run out in the Kumul jersey.

Goal-kicking centre Paniu will also want to impress his new side Hull Kingston Rovers with a solid performance. 

Joe Bruno, a late call-up for James Segeyaro, will add size to the frontrow. 

Coach Adrian Lam said the players not used so far in the World Cup campaign would see game time against the Kiwis.

Winger Wellington Albert however may find it hard to displace Josiah Abavu and Nene McDonald.

Halfback Roger Laka is the unlucky squad member who will not play due to illness.

Captain Neville Costigan said although the side had experienced different emotions from the losses to France and Samoa, they had no choice but to put it behind them an look to the next challenge.

Kumuls possible line-up: David Mead, Josiah Abavu, Menzie Yere, Francis Paniu, Nene McDonald, Dion Aiye, Ray Thompson, Mark Mexico, Paul Aiton, Enoch Maki, Neville Costigan, Jason Chan, Jesse Joe Nandye. Extended bench: Joe Bruno, Richard Kambo, Albert Wellington, Charlie Wabo, Jason Tali, Sebastian Pandia (two to be ommitted).