WARRINGTON Wolves-bound half-back Gareth Widdop has highlighted what Great Britain need to put right from the Tonga loss when they face New Zealand at Eden Park in New Zealand on Saturday.

Both sides will be eager for a success after New Zealand also suffered defeat at the weekend, going down 26-4 to a new-look Australia side in Wollongong.

“Like Tonga, the Kiwis are a good football team,” said Widdop.

“To be honest though it’s more about ourselves and what we need to do.

“We need to hold the ball, we need a better kicking game and if we can do that and build some pressure on them hopefully it’ll make the game a lot easier.”

And in those few words, Widdop sums up everything that was wrong with Great Britain’s opener against Tonga in Hamilton, New Zealand.

“They’re a good football team, we knew that. They have some great players in their squad.

“We probably didn’t make it easy on ourselves.

“I thought the effort was really good by the boys but execution and a few errors cost us.

“When you turn over too much ball and give them possession and seven-tackle starts it’s difficult and in the end we didn’t have enough time on the clock to wind it back.”

He added: “That try on the hooter at the end of the first half hurt us a little bit going in at half time 12-0 instead of 6-0.

“It was a fair try, it was disappointing for us but saying that it was only a 12-point difference and we knew what we had to do but unfortunately we just sort of didn’t do that in the second half.

“It was obviously a disappointing result but we’ll move on and we’ll get back in training this week, work hard and put in a better performance next week.”