27 Sep 2012

Duo added to Kiwis train-on squad

7:14 am on 27 September 2012

Two Manly backs, Kieran Foran and Dean Whare, plus the South Sydney hooker Issac Luke, have been added to the Kiwis train-on squad to prepare for next month's Test against the Kangaroos in Townsville.

The trio have been included following their team's defeats in last weekend's National Rugby League semi-finals.

Foran missed the Test in April through injury and will now look to add to his seven Test caps.

The Rotorua-born Whare, if selected, would make his Test debut.

He is a former Junior Kiwi who has played centre, wing and fullback this season.

A number of potential Kiwis feature in the NRL Grand Final between the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs and the Melbourne Storm this Sunday.

The selectors will name their 19-man Kiwis squad next Tuesday.

2012 KIWIS TRAIN-ON SQUAD (at September 26)

Brisbane Broncos: Gerard Beale, Josh Hoffman

Cronulla Sharks: Jeremy Smith

Manly Sea Eagles: Kieran Foran, Dean Whare

North Queensland Cowboys: Jason Taumalolo, Antonio Winterstein

Penrith Panthers: Sam McKendry

South Sydney Rabbitohs: Issac Luke

Sydney Roosters: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

Vodafone Warriors: Ben Henry, Shaun Johnson, Simon Mannering, Alehana Mara, Ben Matulino, Elijah Taylor, Manu Vatuvei

Wests Tigers: Adam Blair, Benji Marshall

Unavailable: Brisbane Broncos: Alex Glenn (knee surgery); North Queensland Cowboys: Ricky Thorby (hip surgery); St George Illawarra Dragons: Nathan Fien (retired from international rugby league following April's Test), Jason Nightingale (knee surgery); Sydney Roosters: Shaun Kenny-Dowall (thigh surgery); Vodafone Warriors: Kevin Locke (injury - high ankle sprain).