New Zealand have named five debutants in their 23-man squad ahead of an upcoming Test against Australia and tour of England.
Premiership-winning Sydney centre Joseph Manu, Melbourne Storm duo Brandon Smith and Jahrome Hughes, Warriors forward Isaiah Papal’i and Penrith enforcer Corey Harawira-Naera are the new faces in the side, who will be missing some big names due to injury.
The Kiwis face off against Australia on October 13, before playing England in Hull, Liverpool and Leeds on October 27, November 4 and November 10 respectively.
New Zealand squad
Leeson Ah Mau, Gerard Beale, Adam Blair, Jesse Bromwich, Kenneath Bromwich, James Fisher-Harris, Corey Harawira-Naera, Jahrome Hughes, Jamayne Isaako, Shaun Johnson, Issac Liu, Joseph Manu, Esan Marsters, Ken Maumalo, Kodi Nikorima, Isaiah Papali’i, Kevin Proctor, Jordan Rapana, Brandon Smith, Joseph Tapine, Martin Tapau, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak.