NIB Stadium Perth

Date: 14/10/16

Kangaroos Coach Mal Meninga has named three debutants for the Test match against New Zealand at Perth’s nib Stadium on Saturday night.

Prop Shannon Boyd (Kangaroo No 808), winger Valentine Holmes (809) and interchange forward Tyson Frizell (810) will all play in the green and gold jersey for the first time.

Sam Thaiday will play his 30th Test match for Australia against the Kiwis.

“This will be a great challenge for this team,” Coach Mal Meninga said. “The Kiwis have picked a very strong squad themselves.

“It will be great to see how some of our younger players fare against such an opponent.”

Kangaroos

1 Darius Boy
2 Blake Ferguson
3 Greg Inglis
4 Josh Dugan
5 Valentine Holmes
6 Johnathan Thurston
7 Cooper Cronk
8 Matt Scott
9 Cameron Smith ©
10 Shannon Boyd
11 Boyd Cordner
12 Matt Gillett
13 Trent Merrin
14 David Klemmer
15 Michael Morgan
16 Tyson Frizell
17 Sam Thaiday

Kiwis

1 Jordan Kahu
2 Jason Nightingale
3 Solomone Kata
4 Shaun Kenny-Dowall
5 Jordan Rapana
6 Thomas Leuluai
7 Shaun Johnson
8 Jesse Bromwich (c)
9 Issac Luke
10 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
11 Kevin Proctor
12 Tohu Harris
13 Jason Taumalolo
14 Lewis Brown
15 Martin Taupau
16 Manu Ma’u
17 Adam Blair
18 Joseph Tapine
19 Gerard Beale

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