Kiwis name eight more players in Four Nations squad

New Kiwis coach David Kidwell has included eight more players in his squad in preparation to face Australia, before attempting to defend their Four Nations crown.

James Fisher-Harris of the Penrith Panthers is the youngest of the new squad members at 20 years of age, and has been called into the Kiwis squad for the first time having represented New Zealand at junior level.

Fisher-Harris will be joined by Penrith teammates Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Suaia Matagi and Te Maire Martin, who were all named after their side was eliminated from the NRL by Canberra.

Kidwell has also named Adam Blair, Alex Glenn and Jordan Kahu of the Brisbane Broncos, following their extra-time elimination from the competition at the hands of the North Queensland Cowboys. 

Warrior's utility Jazz Tevaga is the final new face in the squad, called in as a replacement for his club teammate Ben Matulino, who has withdrawn from the squad due to a shoulder injury requiring surgery in the off-season.

The latest additions brings the squad total to 31 players, with more names to come as the NRL comes to a close.

The Kiwis face Australia on October 15 and kick off their Four Nations title defence against hosts England on October 29.


Kiwis' Jesse Bromwich, Issac Luke and Jeremy Smith look on. Anzac Rugby League test match, New Zealand Kiwis v Australia Kangaroos at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. Source: Photosport


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