NZ second-equal at junior world champs

New Zealand is still well in the hunt at the world junior championships in Canada.

The team of Anton Hood, Ben Smith, Mathew Neilson and Hunter Walker, all who come from Maniototo, and reserve Jayden Bishop, of Dunedin, sits second-equal.

In its latest games, the team lost to Norway 7-6 after being down 7-3 well into the game.

It then bounced back to beat Germany 6-5.

New Zealand was down by a shot going into the final end but managed to grab a point to level the scores.

It then won the extra end to secure victory by a shot.

It then took on frontrunner Scotland and was never in the contest, going down 6-2 with the game finishing after eight of the 10 ends.

New Zealand is level with Canada and Norway. Unbeaten Scotland is on top.

The three teams in second have each won three games and lost two.

There are 10 countries taking part.

The top four teams at the end of the round-robin will go through to semifinals over the weekend.

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