Manu Vatuevi, Ben Matulino and Bodene Thompson dropped from Kiwis

The fallout from the Warriors mid-week drinking controversy continues with Warriors trio Manu Vatuevi, Ben Matulino, and Bodene Thompson have been ruled out of Kiwis contention.

 

Dropped to NSW cup grade for this weekend's clash with St George Dragons, Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney will not consider them for selection in next Friday's ANZAC Test against Australia, the squad due to be named Sunday evening.

 

The absence of Vatuvei and Matulino in particular are another blow to a Kiwis side already missing the likes of Simon Mannering, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Thomas Leuluai, and Kieran Foran, the two starring in recent Tests against the old foes across the Tasman.

 

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