June 23, 2024

Parramatta Eels NRL Grand Final Player Ratings: One man 'tried his guts out' but teammates had 'zero impact'When New Zealand plays Samoa on Saturday in Auckland, Dylan Brown will face his teammates from the Eels, Junior Paulo and Daejarn Asi.

As New Zealand’s five-eighth player, Brown has emerged victorious in the competition for the No. 6 shirt for the Kiwis before of their debut Pacific Championship encounter against Samoa. Wiremu Greig, who is likely to make his Test debut after being added to the New Zealand reserves list, might accompany him.

Toa Samoa will pit the Kiwis against a halfback and a prop in Junior Paulo and Daejarn Asi, respectively.

Waqa Blake and Maika Sivo have been selected to start for Fiji’s match against the Cook Islands, marking their first appearances in the Pacific Championships. The Kukis’ Makahesi Makatoa is out due to injuries sustained during their weekend play.

Elsie Albert was selected to start for the Papua New Guinea Orchids, setting up a much awaited comeback from injury with her country’s squad.

In Tonga’s match against the Kiwi Ferns, five Eels Women will play their first Test match. Tonga’s selections are Cassey Tohi-Hiku, Shannon Muru, Jade Fonua, and Amelia Mafi, while New Zealand’s Capri Paekau has earned a spot on the team.

Several Eels represented their nations over a busy weekend of Test football, with Parramatta’s Kiwi and Fijian contingents taking home victories.

With nearly 200 run metres, Dylan Brown played a significant role in New Zealand’s 50-0 thumping of Samoa in Auckland. Samoa had a poor day as teammates Junior Paulo and Daejarn Asi were on the losing side.

At Port Morseby, Fiji secured a thrilling victory over the Cook Islands, led by Maika Sivo and Waqa Blake. Sivo’s amazing try in the first half was scored in tandem by the two of them, and Blake’s game-winning four-pointer came later on.

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