Australian Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga announces the new Kangaroo team during a press conference at Rugby League Central in Sydney, Monday, October 7, 2019. Mal Meninga named six potential debutants in his squad to face New Zealand and Tonga. (AAP Image/Chris Pavlich) NO ARCHIVING
Australian Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga announces the new Kangaroo team during a press conference at Rugby League Central in Sydney, Monday, October 7, 2019. Mal Meninga named six potential debutants in his squad to face New Zealand and Tonga. (AAP Image/Chris Pavlich) NO ARCHIVING

Meninga names eight new faces for Kiwi clash

WITH the Oceania Cup and the Great Britain tour of the Pacific getting underway this weekend we've got every team for every match right here.

Make sure to check back as the week rolls on and more sides are announced.

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JUNIORS KANGAROOS V FRANCE

October 25, WIN Stadium, 3:10pm

Junior Kangaroos: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen, 2. Campbell Graham, 3. Brian Kelly, 4. Zac Lomax, 5. Reuben Garrick, 6. Kalyn Ponga, 7. Brodie Croft, 8. Corey Horsburgh, 9. Reed Mahoney, 10. Thomas Flegler, 11. David Fifita, 12. Angus Crichton, 13. Victor Radley. Interchange: 14. AJ Brimson, 15. Nat Butcher, 16. Emre Guler, 17. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui. Reserves: 18. Gehamat Shibasaki

Team news: Broncos tyro David Fifita will lead the side with Storm halfback Brodie Croft acting as his deputy. Fifita, Kalyn Ponga and Angus Crichton all have State of Origin experience.

France: To come

Team news: French skipper Jason Baitieri has sensationally quit the tour, citing a "lack of professionalism". The Catalans backrower was one of the few French elite players to make the trip and his exclusion will be a bitter blow to Les Chanticleers.

How will France contain David Fifita. Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images).
How will France contain David Fifita. Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images).

JILLAROOS v KIWI FERNS

October 25, WIN Stadium, 5:40pm

Jillaroos: 1. Corban McGregor 2. Tiana Penitani 3. Jessica Sergis 4. Isabelle Kelly 5. Shakiah Tungai 6. Kirra Dibb 7. Ali Brigginshaw 8. Simaima Taufa-Kautai 9. Keeley Davis 10. Millie Boyle 11. Kezie Apps 12. Annette Brander 13. Hannah Southwell. Interchange: 14. Botille Vette-Welsh 15. Chelsea Lenarduzzi 16. Holli Wheeler 17. Tallisha Harden. Reserves: 18. Caitlan Johnston 19. Julia Robinson

Team news: Wollongong product Keeley Davis has been named at hooker for Brittany Breayley, who is out due to work commitments. Millie Boyle (Broncos) Chelsea Lenarduzzi (Broncos), Kirra Dibb (Roosters), Jess Sergis (Dragons), Shakiah Tungai (Dragons), Caitlan Johnston (Roosters) and Botille Vette-Welsh (Dragons) will all make their Test debuts.

Kiwi Ferns: 1. Apii Nicholls 2. Kiana Takairangi 3. Honey Hireme-Smiler (c) 4. Jules Newman 5. Atawhai Tupaea 6. Charntay Poko 7. Racene McGregor 8. Annetta-Claudia Nuuausala 9. Kyrstal Rota 10. Amber-Paris Hall 11. Onjeurlina Leiatau 12. Crystal Tamarua 13. Georgia Hale. Interchange: 14. Nita Maynard 15. Teuila Fotu-Moala 16. Billy-Jean Ale 17. Maitua Feterika Reserves: 18. Madison Bartlett 19. Kanyon Paul 20. Aieshaleigh Smalley

Team news: New Zealand will be looking to back up their upset win in the World Nines and earn their first win over Australia since 2017. The inclusion of inspirational skipper Honey Hireme-Smiler is a huge boost.

New Zealand will be buoyed by their success in the World Nines. Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images.
New Zealand will be buoyed by their success in the World Nines. Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images.

 

AUSTRALIA v NEW ZEALAND

October 25, WIN Stadium, 8:10pm

Australia: 1. James Tedesco 2. Nick Cotric 3. Jack Wighton 4. Latrell Mitchell 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Josh Papalii 9. Damien Cook 10. David Klemmer 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Tyson Frizell 13. Jake Trbojevic. Interchange: 14. Ben Hunt 15. Payne Haas 16. Paul Vaughan 17. Wade Graham. Reserves: 18. Cameron Murray

Team news: Mal Meninga has made eight changes to the team that beat Tonga at the end of last year with Nick Cotric, Jack Wighton, Josh Addo-Carr, Payne Haas and Paul Vaughan all making their Australian debuts. Josh Papalii is in some doubt with a rib injury - if he's ruled out Cam Murray will come into the side.

New Zealand: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. Ken Maumalo 3. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 4. Joseph Manu 5. Jamayne Isaako 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Benji Marshall (c) 8. Leeson Ah Mau 9. Brandon Smith 10. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 11. Briton Nikora 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Adam Blair. Interchange: 14. Jahrome Hughes 15. Zane Tetevano 16. Braden Hamlin-Uele 17. Corey Harawira-Naera. Reserves: 18. Kevin Proctor 19. Bailey Simonsson 20. Kodi Nikorima 21. Isaiah Papali'i

Team news: Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Zane Tetevano and Braden Hamlin-Uele will all make their New Zealand debuts. With Dallin Watene-Zelezniak injured, Benji Marshall will assume the captaincy for the first time since 2012.

Marshall will return as captain. Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images.
Marshall will return as captain. Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images.

 

TONGA INVITATIONAL XVII V GREAT BRITAIN

October 26, Waikato Stadium, 6:00pm

Tonga Invitational XVII: 1. Will Hopoate, 2. David Fusitu'a, 3. Michael Jennings, 4. Kotoni Staggs, 5. Daniel Tupou, 6. Tuimoala Lolohea, 7. Ata Hingano, 8. Andrew Fifita, 9. Siliva Havili, 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho, 11. Ben Murdoch-Masila, 12. Manu Ma'u, 13. Jason Taumalolo. Interchange: 14. Sione Katoa, 15. Addin Fonua-Blake, 16. John Asiata, 17. Sitili Tupouniua, Reserves: 18. Junior Tatola, 19. Konrad Hurrell, 20. Tesi Niu

Team news: Ata Hingano replaces John Asiata in the halves in the only major change from Tonga's mid-year loss to New Zealand

Great Britian: To come

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