Our Dwyer to play despite injury woes
MARK Knowles has dismissed any injury concerns over his Kookaburras team-mate Jamie Dwyer saying the striker will line up in today's vital clash against New Zealand.
The Kookas yesterday continued their march towards the semi-finals with another 5-1 victory, this time against England. Dwyer received a cork in the opening minutes of the tournament's first match against Scotland last Friday and has played only limited time.
He again sat out the entire match yesterday, but Knowles said it was merely a precautionary measure.
"No he's fine, we are just resting him. With the cork we did not want to risk him in case anything else happened,'' he said.
With a semi-final spot all but assured, Knowles said complacency would not be an issue for the Aussies against a team who has one throw left of the dice to keep their hopes alive.
Apart from the traditional Trans-Tasman rivalry, the Kiwis must beat Australia if they hope to edge out England and join the Kookaburras in the finals.
"This is a big game to get us into the semis and we are most definitely wary of them,'' Knowles said.
"There is the normal rivalry between the two teams.
"They have really nothing to lose as they have to beat us, so they will come out firing.''
Knowles said the team had developed an immense sense of pride in attempting to maintain their enviable Games record.