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Allan scores for Australia again as Hiroti and Ta'avale impress for Junior Kiwis

South Sydney Rabbitohs young gun recruit Corey Allan, has once again found himself on the score sheet for the Green and Gold of Australia, as he played a significant role in the Junior Kangaroos 40-24 victory over the Junior Kiwis.

Off the back of a complete 80-minute performance for the Prime Minister's XIII in Port Moresby, Allan, has stepped up once for again for Australia.

Despite the scoreline, it was a very even affair between the two teams with the Australians leading just 24-16 at half-time.

The first half was a frantic affair, which saw two amazing tries by the kiwis that have to be seen to be believed.

Allan was among the first half try scorers, putting the ball down over the line in a similar fashion to his four-pointer the week before.

Backing up as all good fullbacks should, Allan received the ball off St George Illawarra Dragons centre Zac Lomax, who regathered the ball off a towering bomb, before running in to score under the posts.

One of the easier tries the fullback will most likely score in his career but another effort that shows he has the ability to read the game as well as he can play it.

There were more Rabbitohs in action as well during this intriguing match, with South Sydney's most recent debutant Mawene Hiroti and forward Lucky Ta'avale putting in good shifts for the Kiwis.

Starting out on the wing, Hiroti provided a constant threat for the Kiwis, who looked dangerous every time they spread the ball wide.

While Ta'avale, who started off the bench and only played 18 minutes of the match, took his opportunity well.

With just four runs, the big back rower ran for 51 metres as well as making 10 successful tackles to give himself a 100% effective tackle stat.

In the end, the Australian were too strong for Kiwis as they powered their way through the middle in the second half to come away with a decent win across the ditch.


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