New Zealand Coach Michael Maguire has made several changes for the Kiwis' clash against Great Britain this Saturday as part of an international triple-header at Eden Park, Auckland.
Following New Zealand's disappointing loss to the Kangaroos last Friday, Maguire has opted for Kieran Foran in the halves alongside captain Benji Marshall — replacing Shaun Johnson after a mixed performance last week.
The Kiwis will also see two key changes to their forward pack with the in-form Zane Tetevano promoted to the run-on side in place of Leeson Ah Mau, while Joseph Tapine returns from suspension to take the place of Braden Hamlin-Uele.
Adam Blair will record a milestone 50th Test appearance on Saturday — becoming just the ninth player in history and the second New Zealander to reach the mark — while Marshall will also record his 30th appearance for the Kiwis.
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New Zealand's clash against Great Britain is the first meeting between the two sides since a three-Test series in England in 2007 and will feature as the second game on Saturday at Eden Park. Samoa and Fiji will kick off the action at 12:20pm AEDT before the Kiwis face the Lions at 3:00pm AEDT ahead of Australia's highly-anticipated clash against Tonga at 5:40pm AEDT.
1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (NZ Warriors)
2. Ken Maumalo (NZ Warriors)
3. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (Canberra Raiders)
4. Joseph Manu (Sydney Roosters)
5. Jamayne Isaako (Brisbane Broncos)
6. Kieran Foran (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
7. Benji Marshall, capt. (Wests Tigers)
8. Zane Tetevano (Sydney Roosters)
9. Brandon Smith (Melbourne Storm)
10. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Sydney Roosters)
11. Briton Nikora (Cronulla Sharks)
12. Kenny Bromwich (Melbourne Storm)
13. Joseph Tapine (Canberra Raiders)
14. Jahrome Hughes (Melbourne Storm)
15. Corey Harawira-Naera (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
16. Leeson Ah Mau (NZ Warriors)
17. Adam Blair (NZ Warriors)
18. Kevin Proctor (Gold Coast Titans)
19. Bailey Simonsson (Canberra Raiders)
Coach: Michael Maguire