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NZ refuse to be intimidated by Kangaroos

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 3/05/2017
Simon Mannering of the Warriors. © Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images Simon Mannering of the Warriors.

New Zealand back-rower Simon Mannering insists the Kiwis are no longer intimidated by Australia.

The Kiwis head into Friday's clash against Australia looking to shake off their mental demons against a Kangaroos side which features rugby league mega stars Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Johnathan Thurston.

The David Kidwell-coached side have won just two of the mid-year trans-Tasman Tests since 1997, but Mannering said the days when the Kiwis went into the game full of doubt was a thing of the past.

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