League: Five players to debut for Kiwis

Kevin Locke. Photo / Getty Images
Kevin Locke. Photo / Getty Images

Five players will make their debuts for the Kiwis in Sunday's one-off league international against the Kangaroos in Newcastle.

Warriors fullback Kevin Locke has been named in the Kiwis number one jersey, while club-mate Russell Packer will start at prop.

North Queenslands Kalifa Faifai-Loa is on the wing while the Brisbane duo Gerard Beale and Alex Glenn will line up in the centres and the second row respectively.

Benji Marshall will captain the side from five-eighth, with NRL premiership-winning playmaker Kieran Foran to start in the seven jersey.

Kiwis side:
Kevin Locke, Kalifa Faifai Loa, Lewis Brown, Gerard Beale, Jason Nightingale, Benji Marshall (capt), Kieran Foran, Russell Packer, Nathan Fien, Sam McKendry, Alex Glenn, Simon Mannering, Jeremy Smith. Interchange: Issac Luke, Fuifui Moimoi, Sika Manu, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.


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