Lyon in Australia starting 13

Australia have named former St Helens centre Jamie Lyon in their starting 13 for Friday's Anzac Test against New Zealand in Brisbane.

Lyon is the main beneficiary from the season-long injury to St George centre Mark Gasnier.

Joining Gasnier on the sidelines are winger Greg Inglis and Luke O'Donnell.

Darren Lockyer will captain the Aussies at stand off, partnership North Queensland Cowboys scrum half Johnathan Thurston at half back.

Australia: Karmichael Hunt; Brent Tate, Jamie Lyon, Justin Hodges, Matt King; Darren Lockyer (capt), Johnathan Thurston; Brent Kite, Cameron Smith, Petero Civoniceva, Willie Mason, Nathan Hindmarsh, Andrew Ryan
Replacements: Luke Bailey, Shaun Berrigan, Steve Simpson, Anthony Tupou 

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