AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 04: Brodie Croft of the Storm beats the tackle of Jordan Rankin of the Tigers during the 2017 Auckland Nines match between the Wests Tigers and the Melbourne Storm at Eden Park on February 4, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Simon Watts/Getty Images)

Junior Kangaroos coach Justin Holbrook has announced his side to face the Junior Kiwis at GIO Stadium in Canberra on Friday, May 5 for the annual ANZAC clash.

The match between the junior sides kicks off a big day of rep football, with the Jillaroos and Kangaroos facing off against their New Zealand opposition in the ANZAC Double Header Test Match following the juniors, who start the day's proceedings at 3.15pm.

Holbrook said his side is talented enough to build on last year's 34-20 win over the Kiwis, but knows they'll come up against a strong side on Friday night.

"There's a lot of depth in this team and some talented players, but we will come up against a quality opposition next Friday night and we need to prepare well this week," Holbrook said.

"It's an honour at any level to display the Australian green and gold and I know that the team that we've assembled will wear the jersey with pride and will be doing everything they can to ensure a win against the Junior Kiwis."

2017 Junior Kangaroos

1. Corey Allan – Brisbane Broncos
2. Tyronne Roberts-Davis – Gold Coast Titans
3. Enari Tuala – North Queensland Cowboys
4. Jesse Ramien – Cronulla Sharks
5. Curtis Scott – Melbourne Storm
6. Jai Field – St George Illawarra Dragons
7. Brodie Croft (captain) – Melbourne Storm
8. Stefano Hala – Penrith Panthers
9. Reece Robson – St George Illawarra Dragons
10. Blake Lawrie – St George Illawarra Dragons
11. Jaydn Su'A – Brisbane Broncos
12. Sam Stone – Newcastle Knights
13. Cameron Murray – South Sydney Rabbitohs
14. Victor Radley – Sydney Roosters
15. Jack Murchie – Canberra Raiders
16. Ray Stone – Parramatta Eels
17. Emre Guler – Canberra Raiders
18. Gehamat Shibasaki – Brisbane Broncos

The Kiwis also announced their side on Sunday, naming 12 debutants for the match.

2017 Junior Kiwis Anzac test squad: 

Briton Nikora (debut) (Cronulla Sharks), Caleb Fuimaono (debut) (North Queensland Cowboys) Chanel Harris-Tavita (debut) (New Zealand Warriors), Dane Aukafolau (debut) (Paramatta Eels), Emry Pere (debut) (North Queensland Cowboys), Erin Clark (debut) (New Zealand Warriors), Fabien Puletua-Kiri (debut) (Canberra Raiders), Greg Leleisiuao (Paramatta Eels), Isaiah Papali'I (New Zealand Warriors), Jarome Luai (debut) (Penrith Panthers), Manase Fainu (debut) (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles), Moeaki Fotuaika (debut) (Gold Coast Titans), Patrick Herbert (St George Illawarra), Reimis Smith (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs) Sione Katoa (debut) (Cronulla Sharks), Siosifa Talakai (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Sitili Tupouniua (Sydney Roosters), Steven Marsters (debut) (St George Illawarra).

 

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