Team news: Australia v New Zealand (Fri)

Canberra Raiders duo Jack Wighton and Nick Cotric are set to earn their first caps for Australia when they take on New Zealand this Friday.

Wighton and Cotric will play centre and wing respectively on the left side for the Kangaroos.

Josh Addo-Carr and Latrell Mitchell will be the other wing-centre pairing for Mal Meninga’s men.

As for New Zealand, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck returns to international duty and he will start at full-back for the Kiwis.

Raiders full-back Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad will earn his first cap for New Zealand while playing in the centres.

The international Test takes place at WIN Stadium in Wollongong on Friday, 10:10am kick-off (UK time).

Australia squad: James Tedesco; Josh Addo-Carr, Latrell Mitchell, Jack Wighton, Nick Cotric; Cameron Munster, Daly Cherry-Evans; Josh Papalii, Damien Cook, David Klemmer, Boyd Cordner, Tyson Frizell, Jake Trbojevic. Subs: Ben Hunt, Payne Haas, Paul Vaughan, Wade Graham. Reserves: Cameron Murray.

New Zealand squad: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck; Ken Maumalo, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Joseph Manu, Jamayne Isaako; Shaun Johnson, Benji Marshall; Leeson Ah Mau, Brandon Smith, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Briton Nikora, Kenny Bromwich, Adam Blair. Subs: Jahrome Hughes, Zane Tetevano, Braden Hamlin-Uele, Corey Harawira-Naera. Reserves: Kevin Proctor, Bailey Simonsson, Kodi Nikorima, Isaiah Papali’i.


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