Kiwis & Kiwi-Ferns squads named

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With a host of tests coming up, the New Zealand squads for upcoming test matches both locally and in the UK have been named this week.

The men's representative test side, the New Zealand Kiwis, will play in four test matches in October and November:

Sat 13 Oct v Australia, Mt Smart Stadium Auckland
Sat 27 Oct v England, KCOM Stadium, Hull
Sun 4 Nov v England, Anfield, Liverpool
Sat 10 Nov v England, Elland Road, Leeds

The squad is as follows:

Leeson Ah Mau
Gerard Beale
Adam Blair
Jesse Bromwich
Kenneath Bromwich
James Fisher-Harris
Peta Hiku
Jahrome Hughes*
Jamayne Isaako
Shaun Johnson
Isaac Liu
Joseph Manu*
Esan Marsters
Ken Maumalo
Kodi Nikorima
Agnatius Paasi*
Isaiah Papali'i*
Kevin Proctor
Jordan Rapana
Brandon Smith*
Joseph Tapine
Martin Taupau
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak

Selected, but later omitted through injury: Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Zane Tetevano, Corey Harawira-Naera


Meanwhile, the women's side, the New Zealand Kiwi Ferns, are set to take on the Australian Jillaroos, prior to the men's test at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday 13 October. Kickoff is 5:15pm NZ local time.

Warriors: Raquel Anderson-Pitman, Apii Nicholls, Langi Veainu, Amber Kani, Annetta-Claudia Nuuausala, Aieshaleigh Smalley, Laura Mariu, *Onjeurlina Leiataua, *Masuisuimatamaalii Tauasa-Pauarais
Brisbane Broncos: Ngatokotoru Arakua, Karley Te Kawa, Kimiora Nati, Teuila Fotu-Moala, Maitua Feterika, *Lavinia Gould, Lilieta Maumau
St George Illawarra Dragons: Honey Hireme, Raecene McGregor
Sydney Roosters: Nita Maynard

Players listed by NRLW club. * asterisk denotes Kiwi Ferns debutant.