Bennett has made five changes to the squad that was named for the game against France last Saturday in Avignon.
England’s last victory over New Zealand was last year in the 2015 International Series win which ended in a 20-14 third Test victory at DW Stadium – Elliott Whitehead claimed two tries and Gareth Widdop scored eight points from the boot that day.
Bennett said: “I was pleased with the way the players conducted themselves last week in France and the hard work they put in.
“There’s things we’ve looked at in the game and worked on this week. The boys know the pressure and the intensity will rise as we get closer to Saturday – it’s a challenge we’re all looking forward to.
“We’ve got a strong squad here who are ready to go and desperate to play to show us what they can do which is good to see.
“Sam’s also back from suspension and ready to pull on the England Rugby League shirt. It’s been a few years since he played over here and I’m sure the sell-out crowd at Huddersfield will be keen to see him out there.”
On New Zealand, Bennett said: “They’re a talented Rugby League nation who know how to play the game and use the ball.
“Playing in intense games like these is something they are used to and is something we need to match and work hard if we want to get the result.
“David Kidwell is a good coach and will have his players ready for Saturday. We will be fully focused on preparing ourselves well and doing the best we can.”
England 19-man squad (professional club and community club in brackets):
Thomas Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury Moor)