You have skipped the navigation, tab for page content

New Zealand Coach Stephen Kearney has named several new faces in his 23-man squad to take on England in a three-Test series in November later this year.

With the likes of Shaun Johnson, Simon Mannering and Kieran Foran all unavailable due to injury, Kearney has named a slew of potential in the squad, including Tuimoala Lolohea, Isaac Liu, Kodi Nikorima, Curtis Rona and Sio Siua Taukeiaho.

They will join Wests Tigers enforcer Martin Taupau in the squad, with the forward earning his third Test selection following his international debut for the Kiwis in 2014.

England are yet to name their squad for the series which begins on November 1.

New Zealand will take on Leeds Rhinos on October 23 (local time), before opening the series against England at the KC Stadium in Hull on Sunday, November 1 (local time).

Game II will take place at the Olympic Stadium in London on Saturday, November 7, before the series wraps up at the DW Stadium in Wigan on Saturday, November 14.

New Zealand have won six of their last eight games against England dating back to 2000, including a memorable 20-18 win at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup on British soil.


New Zealand squad (in alphabetical order)

Gerard Beale (Dragons), Adam Blair, capt. (Broncos), Jesse Bromwich (Storm), Lewis Brown (Panthers), Alex Glenn (Broncos), Tohu Harris (Storm), Peta Hiku (Sea Eagles), Jordan Kahu (Broncos), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Roosters), Tuimoala Lolohea (Warriors), Isaac Liu (Roosters), Issac Luke, capt. (Rabbitohs), Ben Matulino (Warriors), Sam Moa (Roosters), Jason Nightingale (Dragons), Kodi Nikorima (Broncos), Kevin Proctor (Storm), Curtis Rona (Bulldogs), Sio Siua Taukeiaho (Roosters), Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys), Martin Taupau (Wests Tigers), Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Roosters), Dean Whare (Panthers).


Acknowledgement of Country

Wests Tigers respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

Major Partner

Corporate Partners

View All Partners