Kangaroos to overlook Napa and Milford

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga has confirmed that he won’t consider Dylan Napa and Anthony Milford for the ANZAC Test against New Zealand.

Napa and Milford have been banned for State of Origin selection for a year by Queensland after breaking a team curfew. Meninga confirmed to radio station Triple M that he will be following the Maroons’ lead and won’t pick the pair for this game.

“It’s important that I follow the state’s punishment I guess,” he told Triple M.

“It’s all about behaviour, we don’t want to bring the game into disrepute. Both have shown their not mature enough to handle representative football.

“For me I’ll follow Kevin and what the Queensland Rugby League have done.”

Napa and Milford have been in outstanding form in the 2016 NRL season. The five-eighth has been sparking the Broncos to the top of the competition while prop has impressed at the Roosters.

Napa was born and raised in Queensland, but has played for the Cook Islands, while Milford was also born and raised in Brisbane, but has represented Samoa.

Meninga said he will consider both for the Four Nations at the end of this year.

Australia take on New Zealand in the ANZAC Test in Newcastle on May 6.

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