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Posted by RLPA

October 13, 2016

Three to debut for Kangaroos

Kangaroos Coach Mal Meninga has named three debutants for the Test match against New Zealand at Perth’s nib Stadium on Saturday night.

Prop Shannon Boyd (Kangaroo No 808), winger Valentine Holmes (809) and interchange forward Tyson Frizell (810) will all play in the green and gold jersey for the first time.

Sam Thaiday will play his 30th Test match for Australia against the Kiwis.

“This will be a great challenge for this team,” Coach Mal Meninga said. “The Kiwis have picked a very strong squad themselves.

“It will be great to see how some of our younger players fare against such an opponent.”

  1. Darius Boyd
  2. Blake Ferguson
  3. Greg Inglis
  4. Josh Dugan
  5. Valentine Holmes
  6. Johnathan Thurston
  7. Cooper Cronk
  8. Matt Scott
  9. Cameron Smith (C)
  10. Shannon Boyd
  11. Boyd Cordner
  12. Matt Gillett
  13. Trent Merrin
  14. David Klemmer
  15. Michael Morgan
  16. Tyson Frizell
  17. Sam Thaiday

* Debutant

Photo: Raider’s prop Shannon Boyd is one of three debutants named in the Kangaroos squad. (

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