New Zealand v Australia team lists: Men's, women's, junior sides

The official team lists for all three of Saturday's games from Mt Smart Stadium.

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Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for New Zealand is number 1 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
    Fullback for Australia is number 1 James Tedesco
  • Winger for New Zealand is number 2 Ken Maumalo
    Winger for Australia is number 2 Dane Gagai
  • Centre for New Zealand is number 3 Esan Marsters
    Centre for Australia is number 3 Tom Trbojevic
  • Centre for New Zealand is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Centre for Australia is number 4 Latrell Mitchell
  • Winger for New Zealand is number 5 Jordan Rapana
    Winger for Australia is number 5 Valentine Holmes
  • Five-Eighth for New Zealand is number 6 Shaun Johnson
    Five-Eighth for Australia is number 6 Luke Keary
  • Halfback for New Zealand is number 7 Kodi Nikorima
    Halfback for Australia is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans

Forwards

  • Prop for New Zealand is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
    Prop for Australia is number 8 David Klemmer
  • Hooker for New Zealand is number 9 Brandon Smith
    Hooker for Australia is number 9 Damien Cook
  • Prop for New Zealand is number 10 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Prop for Australia is number 10 Jordan McLean
  • 2nd Row for New Zealand is number 11 Kevin Proctor
    2nd Row for Australia is number 11 Boyd Cordner
  • 2nd Row for New Zealand is number 12 Isaac Liu
    2nd Row for Australia is number 12 Felise Kaufusi
  • Lock for New Zealand is number 13 James Fisher-Harris
    Lock for Australia is number 13 Josh McGuire

Interchange

  • Interchange for New Zealand is number 14 Kenneath Bromwich
    Interchange for Australia is number 14 Ben Hunt
  • Interchange for New Zealand is number 15 Leeson Ah Mau
    Interchange for Australia is number 15 Jake Trbojevic
  • Interchange for New Zealand is number 16 Martin Taupau
    Interchange for Australia is number 16 Tyson Frizell
  • Interchange for New Zealand is number 17 Adam Blair
    Interchange for Australia is number 17 Aaron Woods

Kiwis: 1-17. New Zealand have retained eight of the 17 players from their last match, a 36-18 loss to England in Denver mid-year. They are bolstered by the returns of Shaun Johnson, Adam Blair, Jesse Bromwich, Kevin Proctor, Jordan Rapana and Isaac Liu and have handed debuts to hooker Brandon Smith and centre Joseph Manu. Playing fullback in the absence of injured Warriors skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 23-year-old Panther Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has been installed as the new captain. 

Kangaroos: Also 1-17. Regular fullback Tom Trbojevic has been named in the centres. Boyd Cordner will captain the team and share second-row duties with Felise Kaufusi. Despite missing most of the NRL season, Jordan McLean will start in the front row. James Tedesco, Latrell Mitchell and Luke Keary join Cordner as the representatives from the NRL champion Sydney Roosters. Damien Cook will start at hooker, with Ben Hunt to serve as a utility player coming off the interchange bench.

 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Kiwi Ferns is number 1 Apii Nicholls
    Fullback for Jillaroos is number 1 Chelsea Baker
  • Winger for Kiwi Ferns is number 2 Karley Te Kawa
    Winger for Jillaroos is number 2 Julia Robinson
  • Centre for Kiwi Ferns is number 3 Honey Hireme
    Centre for Jillaroos is number 3 Hannah Southwell
  • Centre for Kiwi Ferns is number 4 Maitua Feterika
    Centre for Jillaroos is number 4 Isabelle Kelly
  • Winger for Kiwi Ferns is number 5 Langi Veainu
    Winger for Jillaroos is number 5 Karina Brown
  • Five-Eighth for Kiwi Ferns is number 6 Raecene McGregor
    Five-Eighth for Jillaroos is number 6 Ali Brigginshaw
  • Halfback for Kiwi Ferns is number 7 Kimiora Nati
    Halfback for Jillaroos is number 7 Zahara Temara

Forwards

  • Prop for Kiwi Ferns is number 8 Ngatokotoru Arakua
    Prop for Jillaroos is number 8 Heather Ballinger
  • Hooker for Kiwi Ferns is number 9 Nita Maynard
    Hooker for Jillaroos is number 9 Brittany Breayley
  • Prop for Kiwi Ferns is number 10 Aieshaleigh Smalley
    Prop for Jillaroos is number 10 Elianna Walton
  • 2nd Row for Kiwi Ferns is number 11 Onjeurlina Leiataua
    2nd Row for Jillaroos is number 11 Kezie Apps
  • 2nd Row for Kiwi Ferns is number 12 Teuila Fotu-Moala
    2nd Row for Jillaroos is number 17 Tazmin Gray
  • Lock for Kiwi Ferns is number 13 Laura Mariu
    Lock for Jillaroos is number 13 Simiana Taufa

Interchange

  • Interchange for Kiwi Ferns is number 14 Georgia Hale
    Interchange for Jillaroos is number 12 Holli Wheeler
  • Interchange for Kiwi Ferns is number 15 Annetta Nuuausala
    Interchange for Jillaroos is number 14 Keeley Davis
  • Interchange for Kiwi Ferns is number 16 Masuisuimatamaalii Tauaua-Pauaraisa
    Interchange for Jillaroos is number 15 Steph Hancock
  • Interchange for Kiwi Ferns is number 17 Amber Kani
    Interchange for Jillaroos is number 16 Annette Brander

Kiwi Ferns: Kiwi Ferns debutant Onjeurlina Leiataua will start in the back row with Maitua Feterika named in the centres. Honey Hireme will partner Feterika in a new-look backline. Ngatokotoru Arakua has been promoted to start up front after a strong NRLW campaign for the Broncos. Hireme and experienced leader Laura Mariu will co-captain the side.

Jillaroos: Hannah Southwell replaces Jess Sergis (knee) in the centres while Tazmin Gray starts with debutant Holli Wheeler to come off the bench in a late change. Chelsea Baker replaces Sam Bremner at fullback with Karina Brown shifting to the wing. Keeley Davis will play a utility role off the bench in her international debut, while Ali Brigginshaw will captain the new-look side alongside Queensland halves partner Zahara Temara.

 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Junior Kiwis is number 1 Hayze Perham
    Fullback for Junior Kangaroos is number 1 Corey Allan
  • Winger for Junior Kiwis is number 2 Steven Marsters
    Winger for Junior Kangaroos is number 2 Enari Tuala
  • Centre for Junior Kiwis is number 3 Morgan Harper
    Centre for Junior Kangaroos is number 3 Gehamat Shibasaki
  • Centre for Junior Kiwis is number 4 Jackson Ferris
    Centre for Junior Kangaroos is number 4 Zac Lomax
  • Winger for Junior Kiwis is number 5 Mawene Hiroti
    Winger for Junior Kangaroos is number 5 Murray Taulagi
  • Five-Eighth for Junior Kiwis is number 6 Dean Blore
    Five-Eighth for Junior Kangaroos is number 6 Sean O'Sullivan
  • Halfback for Junior Kiwis is number 7 Chanel Harris-Tavita
    Halfback for Junior Kangaroos is number 7 Jake Clifford

Forwards

  • Prop for Junior Kiwis is number 8 Emry Pere
    Prop for Junior Kangaroos is number 8 Patrick Carrigan
  • Hooker for Junior Kiwis is number 9 Sean Mullany
    Hooker for Junior Kangaroos is number 9 Reece Robson
  • Prop for Junior Kiwis is number 10 Tom Ale
    Prop for Junior Kangaroos is number 10 Emre Guler
  • 2nd Row for Junior Kiwis is number 11 Isaiah Papali'i
    2nd Row for Junior Kangaroos is number 15 Louis Geraghty
  • 2nd Row for Junior Kiwis is number 12 Joseph Vuna
    2nd Row for Junior Kangaroos is number 12 Kotoni Staggs
  • Lock for Junior Kiwis is number 13 Kelma Tuilagi
    Lock for Junior Kangaroos is number 13 Corey Horsburgh

Interchange

  • Interchange for Junior Kiwis is number 14 Paul Roache
    Interchange for Junior Kangaroos is number 11 Shawn Blore
  • Interchange for Junior Kiwis is number 15 Lucky Taavale
    Interchange for Junior Kangaroos is number 14 Blayke Brailey
  • Interchange for Junior Kiwis is number 16 Peter Hola
    Interchange for Junior Kangaroos is number 16 Thomas Flegler
  • Interchange for Junior Kiwis is number 17 Jordan Riki
    Interchange for Junior Kangaroos is number 17 Tino Faasuamaleaui

Junior Kiwis: Warriors back-rower Isaiah Papali'i has the most NRL experience among the 19-man squad, having played 25 matches for the Warriors. Winger Mawene Hiroti (Rabbitohs) and back-rower Joseph Vuna (Warriors) have also played at the top level. Centre Morgan Harper played an important role for the Canterbury side that won both the Intrust Super Championship and subsequent interstate challenge.

Junior Kangaroos: In a team packed with NRL experience, Dragons centre Zac Lomax, Cowboys half Jake Clifford and Broncos utility Kotoni Staggs are among the best known players. Lomax and fullback Corey Allan are backing up after having represented the Prime Minister's XIII in their win over PNG in Port Moresby last Saturday.