They were some 18,695 kilometres away but Isaiah Papali'i's family loungeroom would have erupted in the early hours of Monday morning with the Warriors prop stepping onto the paddock for his Kiwis debut.

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All the action as the Kiwis took on England in the third and final test.

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The Kiwis are desperate to restore some pride in the third and final test against England.

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Papali'i has always been seen as a special talent, ever since he made a surprise NRL debut

Kiwis head coach Michael Maguire has confirmed 20-year-old back rower Isaiah Papali'i will debut for the Kiwis in the third Rugby League Test against England in Leeds.

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The young forward has been confirmed on the bench by coach Michael Maguire.

Warriors young gun confirmed to make his Kiwis debut in third test against England.