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RUGBY LEAGUE: Walker is relishing Kiwi clash.

CHEV WALKER, who played centre for Leeds throughout the 2005 Super League season, is relishing the cut and thrust of forward play with Great Britain - while witnessing the other side of Rhinos team-mate Ali Lauitiiti.

The 23-year-old Walker has been used effectively off the bench by Great Britain coach Brian Noble in both Gillette Tri-Nations matches so far and is expected to play a key role in Saturday's mustwin game against New Zealand.

If he once more finds himself in the second row, Walker will be among familiar company for he will come u p against the brilliant ballhandling skills of Lauitiiti and Wakefield second rower David Solomona.

"I'm on the left now but I was up against Ali last year," said Walker. "He's always awkward to play against.

"He's very awkward t o play with as well because you never know what he's going to do. He's a bagful of tricks but it's always a pleasure to play against him.

"Dave's an awesome player, too, another one with all the skills. You've just got to front up and give him no space t o play."

Fresh from captaining a weakened New Zealand team to a 30-22 victory over England, Lauitiiti is expected to win his 16th cap on Saturday when the tourists seek to confirm their place in the November 26 final


KEY FIGURE: Chev Walker has the Kiwis in his sights
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Nov 10, 2005
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