New Zealand call up six newbies for World Cup Nines

New Zealand have named six uncapped players in their squad for the World Cup Nines tournament.

Parramatta Eels half-back Dylan Brown, Cronulla Sharks prop Braden Hamlin-Uele, Canberra Raiders winger Bailey Simonsson and Canterbury Bulldogs trio Corey Harawira-Naera, Reimis Smith and Jeremy Marshall-King are the uncapped players.

Smith joins father Tyran and Marshall-King joins cousin Benji Marshall as Kiwi rugby league internationals.

New Zealand Nines squad:

Leeson Ah Mau (New Zealand Warriors)

Dylan Brown (Parramatta Eels)

James Fisher-Harris (Penrith Panthers)

Corey Harawira-Naera (Canterbury Bulldogs)

Braden Hamlin-Uele (Cronulla Sharks)

Jamayne Isaako (Brisbane Broncos)

Shaun Johnson (Cronulla Sharks)

Jeremy Marshall-King (Canterbury Bulldogs)

Ken Maumalo (New Zealand Warriors)

Briton Nikora (Cronulla Sharks)

Kodi Nikorima (New Zealand Warriors)

Kevin Proctor (Gold Coast Titans)

Jordan Rapana (Canberra Raiders)

Bailey Simonsson (Canberra Raiders)

Reimis Smith (Canterbury Bulldogs)

Joe Tapine (Canberra Raiders)


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