27 Oct 2011

Sheens names unchanged starting lineup for Nations opener

8:00 am on 27 October 2011

The Australian league coach Tim Sheens is staying with the side which overran the Kiwis in Newcastle earlier this month, for their opening match of the Four Nations Championship in Warrington on Saturday morning.

But Sheens has kept his opposite number Stephen Kearney guessing by naming star centre Greg Inglis on an extended interchange bench.

Inglis has been sidelined since round 25 of the NRL season with ankle and knee injuries, but has trained all week and is keen to play.

Backrower Anthony Whatmough says they've got no idea what's going on because while Sheens has named his squad, he hasn't named his bench.

Steve Kearney has made two changes to his side that lost in Newcastle, with Ben Matulino replacing the suspended Russell Packer at prop and utility Thomas Leuluai named on the bench.

South Sydney star Issac Luke starts at hooker, with Nathan Fien left out of the squad altogether.