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Clarke given debut as Newton pays for poor form

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 will become Great Britain's third unlikely debutant De`bu`tant´

n. 1. A person who makes his (or her) first appearance before the public.
 of the series in Saturday's second Test against New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland.  in Hull after Terry Newton Terry Newton is an English rugby league player for the Bradford Bulls. He formally played for Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos. His height is 178 cm and his weight 100 kg.

Born in Wigan, Greater Manchester on 7 November, 1978.
 became the latest victim of Tony Smith's emphasis on form rather than reputation.

Newton has been dropped by the coach for failing to make an impact in Britain's 20-14 victory in the first Test last Saturday even though James Roby This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling.
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, who replaced him in the first half, is unavailable, being released to be with his girlfriend following the premature birth premature birth

Birth less than 37 weeks after conception. Infants born as early as 23–24 weeks may survive but many face lifelong disabilities (e.g., cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness).
 of their first child.

That means a first cap for Clarke, a 28-year-old who was released by Wigan Wigan (wĭg`ən), city (1991 pop. 88,725) and metropolitan district, N England, located in the Manchester metropolitan area on the Douglas River.  eight seasons ago and spent two years with the London Broncos before moving to Warrington in 2001. Sam Burgess Samuel Burgess (born December 14 1988) is an English rugby league player who is currently contracted to English club Bradford Bulls in the Super League (Europe) competition. He is a second row forward. He is also a goal kicker.  and Maurie Fa'asavalu, who were last weekend's debutants, are both on the bench.

"It's a bit of a tough call on Terry but he would probably admit himself he hasn't been completely happy with his own form," said Smith. "It sends out the message that you need to be on your game."

Jon Wilkin has also been omitted from the winning first-Test 17, although the St Helens loose forward was only a late inclusion after the withdrawal of Kevin Sinfield because of food poisoning food poisoning, acute illness following the eating of foods contaminated by bacteria, bacterial toxins, natural poisons, or harmful chemical substances. It was once customary to classify all such illnesses as "ptomaine poisoning," but it was later discovered that . Sinfield has been recalled at loose forward. Wigan's Sean O'Loughlin has retained his place in the starting team, moving up to partner Gareth Ellis in the second row.

Jamie Peacock moves forward to prop and Burgess, the 18-year-old who made such an impact on his debut, drops to the bench. "His first stint last week probably wasn't as great as he would like to remember," Smith said. "His second stint was very good, so we've decided to play him off the bench." He will be alongside Danny McGuire, who missed the first Test with a cracked bone in his hand.

New Zealand have made two changes because of injuries to Tame Tupou and Epalahame Lauaki, recalling the Leeds centre Clinton Toopi, with Bradford's Shontayne Hape switching to the wing, and adding David Faiumu to their bench.

Great Britain Wellens (St Helens); Gardner (St Helens), Gleeson (Warrington), Senior (Leeds), Raynor (Hull); Pryce (St Helens), Burrow (Leeds); Morley (Warrington), Clarke (Warrington), Peacock (Leeds, capt), Ellis (Leeds), O'Loughlin (Wigan), Sinfield (Leeds). Interchange Fa'asavalu (St Helens), Graham (St Helens), Burgess (Bradford), McGuire (Leeds).

New Zealand Perrett (Sydney Roosters); Hape (Bradford), Toopi (Leeds), Whatuira (Huddersfield), Tuiaki (Wests Tigers); Hohaia (NZ Warriors), Leuluai (Wigan); Asotasi (South Sydney, capt), Halatau (Wests Tigers), Moimoi (Parramatta Parramatta (pâr'əmăt`ə), city (1996 pop. 139,157), New South Wales, SE Australia, a suburb of Sydney, on the Parramatta River. It is the regional center for the western suburbs of Sydney. ), Mannering (NZ Warriors), Pritchard (Penrith), Smith (Melbourne). Interchange Eastwood (Brisbane), Anderson (Warrington), Rapira (NZ Warriors), Faiumu (North Queensland).
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