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Sport New Zealand name strong squad for upcoming Tests against Australia and Great Britain

11:26  10 october  2019
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Ponga heads classy Australian nines squad

  Ponga heads classy Australian nines squad Coach Mal Meninga is excited by the classy 16-man squad he has chosen to represent Australia at this month's rugby league World Cup Nines in Sydney. Kalyn Ponga headlines a classy 16-man Australian squad named to contest the rugby lea Coach Mal Meninga will also have the likes of Clint Gutherson, Mitchell Moses, David Fifta, Ryan Papenhuyzen and Josh Addo-Carr at his disposal for the tournament at Bankwest Stadium from October 18-19.No players from Sunday's NRL grand final were included in the squad although seven made the Kangaroos Test squad.

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Raiders fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad has been rewarded for his stunning rise in the nation's capital with a Test callup for New Zealand for their upcoming matches against Australia and New Zealand.

Michael Maguire has named a strong 23-man squad, which also also debutants Zane Tetevano, Corey Harawira-Naera, Braden Hamlin-Uele as the fresh faces.

With the absence of regular captain Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, the duties are excpected to be handed to superstar fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.

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The squad will prepare for a three-Test run, starting with a clash against the Kangaroos in Wollongong on October 25th, followed by two matches against the touring Great Britain Lions in Auckland (November 2nd) and Christchurch (November 9th).

New Zealand's 22-man squad

Leeson Ah Mau (NZ Warriors)

Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Melbourne Storm)

Kenneath Bromwich (Melbourne Storm)

Kieran Foran (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)

Braden Hamlin-Uele (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)

New Zealand's 22-man squad

Corey Harawira-Naera (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)

Jahrome Hughes (Melbourne Storm)

Jamayne Isaako (Brisbane Broncos)

Shaun Johnson (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)

Isaac Liu (Sydney Roosters)

Joseph Manu (Sydney Roosters)

Benji Marshall (Wests Tigers)

Ken Maumalo (NZ Warriors)

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (Canberra Raiders)

Briton Nikora (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)

Kevin Proctor (Gold Coast Titans)

Jordan Rapana (Canberra Raiders)

Brandon Smith (Melbourne Storm)

Joseph Tapine (Canberra Raiders)

Zane Tetevano (Sydney Roosters)

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (NZ Warriors)

Jared Waerea Hargreaves (Sydney Roosters)

Lenny Kravitz announces Australian and New Zealand tour: Guitar god will perform in Sydney, Auckland, Melbourne and Newcastle next year .
He is often described as one of the last remaining rock stars. And on Wednesday, Lenny Kravitz announced he will tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time in eight years.The 55-year-old musician will perform in Auckland on March 31, before heading to Sydney and embarking on a string of concerts.

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