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Australia v New Zealand Teams: Kangaroos name four debutants for ANZAC Test, two newcomers for Kiwis

Rippa Staff 3 May 2016
  • Four new faces in the Kangaroos squad
  • Two new faces for the Kiwis
  • Australia face New Zealand on May 6
Australian Kangaroos face the New Zealand Kiwis

The Kangaroos squad for the one-off ANZAC Test against New Zealand has been announced with four debutants making the team for Mal Meninga's first as Australia coach. 

Parramatta Eels winger Semi Radradra swaps his Fiji jersey for the green and gold, while Blake Ferguson, Josh Maguire and Michael Morgan are all in line to make their first appearances for Australia. 

The most bizarre twist sees Greg Inglis and Josh Dugan, fullbacks for their respective clubs, named as the Kangaroos centre pairing. The move will see Ferguson partnering Radradra on the wing.

Paul Gallen, meanwhile, has been named as a front rower, leaving the lock position for Corey Parker.

Included on the extended Interchange bench is James Tamou, Sam Thaiday and Aiden Guerra with Eels centre Michael Jennings named as 19th man. 

New Zealand, meanwhile, have named two debutants with Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and Manu Ma'u set to make their debuts for Stephen Kearney's side. 

There is no place in the Kiwis side for Issac Luke, while Jason Taumalolo returns after missing last year's campaign.

Jesse Bromwich has been named as captain with Simon Mannering ruled out through injury.

The test against the Kiwis takes place on Friday week, 6 May at Hunter Stadium in Newcastle. 

Kangaroos team to face New Zealand:

1. Darius Boyd
2. Semi Radradra 
3. Greg Inglis 
4. Josh Dugan 
5. Blake Ferguson 
6. Johnathan Thurston 
7. Cooper Cronk 
8. Matt Scott 
9. Cameron Smith (c)  
10. Paul Gallen 
11. Josh Papalii 
12. Matt Gillett 
13. Corey Parker 
Interchange:
14. Josh McGuire 
15. Michael Morgan 
16. James Tamou 
17. Sam Thaiday 
18. Aidan Guerra 
19. Michael Jennings

New Zealand squad to face Australia:

Jesse Bromwich (c)
Adam Blair
Lewis Brown
Greg Eastwood
Alex Glenn
Tohu Harris 
Peta Hiku
Shaun Johnson
Jordan Kahu
Shaun Kenny-Dowall
Manu Ma'u
Sam Moa
Jason Nightingale
Kodi Nikorima
Kevin Proctor
Jason Taumalolo
Martin Taupau
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
Danny Levi (19th man)


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Australia v New Zealand Teams: Kangaroos name four debutants for ANZAC Test, two newcomers for Kiwis

The Kangaroos and Kiwis squads for the one-off ANZAC Test against New Zealand has been announced with four debutants making the team for Mal Meninga's first as Australia coach.

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