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Saturdays Test between Australia and New Zealand, the first rugby league international in the WA capital, is shaping as the battle of the giants. Wholesale Lions Jerseys .New Kiwis coach David Kidwell has made his intentions clear by naming a massive forward pack for the nib Stadium encounter.Kangaroos mentor Mal Meninga wont name his side until Friday. but the nine-times State of Origin winning coach is set to match the Kiwis brawn up front with some of his own.Captain Jesse Bromwich will lead a monster Kiwis pack that includes Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Kevin Proctor, Tohu Harris , Jason Taumalolo and bench forwards Martin Taupau, Manu Mau and Adam Blair.Back-rower Sam Thaiday said the Australians know what is coming at them.You expect that from the Kiwis now to pick a big, big forward pack, Thaiday told AAP.That is the way and the style of football they like to play.Off the back of their bigs like Jesse Bromwich they can get quick play the balls and offloads and bring their small and mobile halves and outside backs into the game.We need to make sure we match it early against the Kiwis.The Australians will counter the Kiwis grunt up front with go forward from the likes of Matt Scott, Shannon Boyd, David Klemmer, Trent Merrin, Tyson Frizell and Thaiday.Back-rower Matt Gillett will be asked to do plenty of tackling for the Kangaroos but he is confident they can match their Kiwis opposites with ball in hand.I am pretty happy we have Klemmer and big Boydy there to contain their big forwards, Gillett said.David is obviously a massive boy and Boydy too, those two big boys are going to be very damaging for us if they can get a roll on and give our halves and Smithy (hooker Cameron Smith) a chance to play football it will be great.The Australians held their main training session at the University of WA on Wednesday afternoon.They have Thursday off, before the captains run at nib Stadium on Friday morning, before which Meninga is expected to announce his side.Centre Greg Inglis is scheduled to arrive in Perth on Thursday after he stayed behind in Sydney for the birth of his daughter.Inglis will only have the captains run to prepare for the Test but is expected to slot into left centre alongside likely debutant Valentine Holmes on the left wing.LAND OF THE GIANTSKiwis pack heights and weightsJesse Bromwich (194cm, 114kg)Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (193cm, 116kg)Kevin Proctor (189cm, 105kg)Tohu Harris (195cm, 108kg)Jason Taumalolo (191cm, 113kg)Martin Taupau (190cm, 112kg)Manu Mau (184cm, 103kg)Adam Blair (188cm, 114kg)Kangaroos pack weightsMatt Scott (185cm, 106kg)Shannon Boyd (194cm, 122kg)David Klemmer (200cm, 120kg)Trent Merrin (184cm, 104kg)Tyson Frizell (185cm, 103kg)Sam Thaiday (182cm, 112kg)Matt Gillett (187cm, 104kg) Authentic Frank Ragnow Jersey . But Bourque, who has missed three games with a lower-body injury, wont be in the lineup when the Habs travel to Buffalo to take on the Sabres on Wednesday. Authentic Tracy Walker Jersey . The Celtics closed out their first preseason under Stevens on Wednesday night with a 101-97 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, who rested a lot of their lineup including former Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. http://www.cheapdetroitlionsjerseysauthentic.com/ .com) - The Calgary Flames aim to bounce back from their first regulation home loss of the campaign on Friday night when they host a Detroit Red Wings club that they swept in three meetings a season ago. DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke wants to show it once again belongs among the elite teams in womens basketball. Beating No. 3 South Carolina is a good way to prove it.Rebecca Greenwell scored seven of her 29 points in the final 5 1/2 minutes, leading the Blue Devils past the Gamecocks 74-63 on Sunday.I think it shows we can play with anyone out there, Greenwell said. We knew that from the beginning of the season, but now its just showing it to others.Oderah Chidom added 15 points to help the Blue Devils (9-1) earn their first victory over a top-three opponent since they knocked off No. 3 Ohio State in 2009.I wanted to make a statement, Chidom said, and South Carolinas a great team to do it against.Duke shot 50 percent and forced the Gamecocks (6-1) into a season-worst 19 turnovers, turning them into 28 points.Coach Dawn Staley said her team played undisciplined basketball.We wanted to stay really close to Greenwell, because we know what shes capable of, Staley said. And obviously, she made us pay.Aja Wilson scored 18 points and Kaela Davis added 14 for South Carolina, which pulled to 66-60 on Bianca Cuevas-Moores 3-pointer with 1:41 left and immediately called timeout.But the Gamecocks came out of that break and put six players on the court, earning them a technical foul. Greenwell hit two free throws with 1:40 remaining, and after Duke forced a stop, Kyra Lambert added two foul shots to push the Blue Devils lead to 70-60 with 1:05 remaining.BIG PICTURESouth Carolina: The Gamecocks have plenty to work on after this -- starting with ball security. They lead the nation with averages of 21 free throws made and 30 of them attempted, but got to the line only 14 times in this one, making nine. Staley says alll of her teams problems can be corrected by simply tightening things up at the defensive end. Cheap Authentic Lions Jerseys. The only team to score more against her Gamecocks was Ohio State in a 92-80 loss in the opener on Nov. 14.I think if we can fix our defense, Staley said, the turnovers will help themselves.Duke: This was the kind of victory the Blue Devils needed as they try to climb back into the national rankings after some stumbles last season knocked them out of the polls. The Blue Devils had lost eight straight games against Top 25 opponents since they beat No. 12 Mississippi State two years ago in the NCAA Tournament.POLL IMPLICATIONSThis loss figures to send South Carolina dropping a few spots. As for Duke, it looked like the kind of victory that could earn the Blue Devils their first national ranking since midway through last season.KEY STATDuke outscored South Carolinas celebrated front line 42-32 in the paint. Said Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie: Thats a 10-point difference in our favor, and thats the game.WELCOME BACKSouth Carolinas Allisha Gray scored 11 points in her return to Cameron Indoor Stadium. Gray played for rival North Carolina for two seasons, scoring 24 points here in a win in 2014 and 20 in a loss the following year before transferring from the Tar Heels.UP NEXTSouth Carolina: The Gamecocks return home and have a week off before playing host to Minnesota on Dec. 11.Duke: The Blue Devils on Thursday night play host to an Elon team in a matchup that pits mother against daughter: Elon guard Maddie McCallie is the daughter of Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie. ' ' '
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