Moa withdraws from Kiwi Squad

Sam Moa has today withdrawn from the NZRL Squad ahead of the upcoming Four Nations tournament, due to a family illness, and has been replaced by West Tigers forward Bodene Thompson.

Moa's withdrawal sees Shaun Kenny-Dowall remain as the only Roosters player in the Kiwi Squad, following pre-tournament withdrawals from Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck also.

In addition, hard-hitting backrower Frank-Paul Nuuausala was also not considered due to injury.


The Kiwis open their Four Nations account against Australia at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium, October 25.


The NZ Kiwis squad for the 2014 Four Nations tournament is:

Gerard Beale (St George Illawarra Dragons)

Adam Blair (Wests Tigers)

Jesse Bromwich (Melbourne Storm)

Lewis Brown (Penrith Panthers)

Greg Eastwood (Canterbury Bulldogs)

Sosaia Feki (Cronulla Sharks)

Kieran Foran (Manly Sea Eagles)

Tohu Harris (Melbourne Storm)

Siliva Havili (Vodafone Warriors)

Peta Hiku (Manly Sea Eagles)

Shaun Johnson (Vodafone Warriors)

Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Sydney Roosters)

Thomas Leuluai (Vodafone Warriors)

Issac Luke (South Sydney Rabbitohs)

Simon Mannering (Vodafone Warriors)

Suaia Matagi (Vodafone Warriors)

Jason Nightingale (St George Illawarra Dragons)

Kevin Proctor (Melbourne Storm)

Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland Cowboys)

Martin Taupau (Wests Tigers)

Bodene Thompson (Wests Tigers)

Manu Vatuvei (Vodafone Warriors)

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Penrith Panthers)

Dean Whare (Penrith Panthers)