16 Apr 2007

Four uncapped players named in Kiwi rugby league squad for the Anzac Test

11:11 am on 16 April 2007

Four uncapped players have been named in a youthful Kiwis rugby league squad for the Anzac Test against Australia in Brisbane on Friday.

The four were all part of the New Zealand A side who comfortably beat their Australian counterparts in Melbourne last year.

Injuries and unavailability's have played havoc with Brian McClennan's selections for the 19 man squad which has no British based players.

But the Kiwis will enjoy the return of stars Benji Marshall and Sonny Bill Williams, who both missed last year's Tri-Nations tournament due to shoulder and knee injuries respectively.

Williams' Bulldogs teammate Ben Roberts, who debuted last year against Great Britain, will don France-based Stacey Jones' No.7 jersey.

New Zealand Warriors utility Lance Hohaia has been ruled out after suffering a nasty gash to his ear during the NRL win over North Queensland.