New Zealand have not been impressive in their two wins but at full strength against Ireland they should post a comfortable win against a Wolfhounds team that is well outmatched.
New Zealand have surprisingly named a full-strength team and that should see their stuttering attack finally click.
The key for the Kiwis in this one is the return of starting halves Jahrome Hughes and Dylan Brown. This is Hughes’ first game of the tournament while Brown missed the clash with Jamaica.
It does not hurt that a competent goalkicker in Jordan Rapana is playing either while Joey Manu is much better-suited to fullback.
We should see the Kiwis get their first cover.
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Briton Nikora scored last week against Jamaica and this week looks set to play in the centres.
Brandon Smith comes off a double and has always thrived scoring when his pack dominates as the Kiwis will here.
Nelson Asofa-Solomona is set to play on an edge this week and with his size he looks an excellent chance of crossing. He has primarily played in the middle but on an edge he will get more one-on-one looks as well as more minutes.