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Coach: Tim Sheens
Coach: Stephen Kearney
2012 Club Stats
Points:
38
Tackles:
615
Linebreaks:
10
Offloads:
23
Errors:
18
Penalties:
11
2012 Club Stats
Points:
22
Tackles:
593
Linebreaks:
6
Offloads:
26
Errors:
21
Penalties:
9
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Shifty Sheens has devised the ultimate plan to defeat the Kiwis this Friday... make New Zealand a state of Australia so he can pick all their players in the green and gold! Well, I guess if Bondi is the captial of New Zealand then it is only fair that the Aussies get some benefits other than backpackers.

Needing a break from his struggling Eels, coach Kearney is glad to be in camp with his Kiwi bros as they prepare to face the multi-national Kangaroos. Will Benji and the boys be able to help Kearney remember what it feels like to win, or will this Test match be more testing than the Telstra Premiership?

 

Super Slater

Benji brilliance

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Tuesday 11th October
Tuesday 11th October

Last year's Dally M winner proved he can turn a game in an instant when he cut through the Kiwi defence with this explosive burst in the May Anzac Test last year. Does Slater's speed beat Marshall's silky skills?

Never afraid to showboat at the game's highest level, Benji Marshall gave the Kiwi faithful plenty to smile about with this cheeky flick to send Jason Nightingale over against the Kangaroos during the Four Nations. Does the NZ try match Slater's effort?

 
 

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Cameron Smith

Issac Luke

Australia
New Zealand
Cameron Smith

He's replaced Darren Lockyer as Australia's Test skipper, after leading Melbourne to the top of the NRL ladder and Queensland to countless Origin wins. Will Cam's golden run as captain continue or will his opposite No.9 spring a few surprises?

Issac Luke

The Rabbitohs rake is always a fierce competitor for the Kiwis, and is one of the hardest dummy-halves to tackle in the game. Can the nuggetty No.9 match it with the best hooker in the land and help the Kiwis come up trumps?

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Todd Carney

Jarryd Hayne

Country Origin
City Origin
Todd Carney

He took the points last weekend as his Sharks held off Hayne's Eels, but can Carney go one better and lock up the NSW five-eighth spot for the first time with a big performance for Country? Show us your tatts, Toddy!

Jarryd Hayne

Ricky Stuart may not rate him as a fullback, but Hayne now has a chance to show he is worth a Blues spot in the halves. Will the playmaking role help take the Hayne plane back into the Origin orbit?

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Cheyse Blair

Tautau Moga

New South Wales U20's
Queensland U20's
Cheyse Blair

This NRL young gun is making the most of his rookie year, playing every game for the Eels so far and keeping club veteran Luke Burt out of the team. After getting used to life with the big boys, will Blair be too tough to handle for Queensland’s teenagers?

Tautau Moga

The 108kg teenager has been compared with Sonny Bill Williams and Israel Folau, but so far the only thing he’s got in common with those two is that he hasn’t been spotted in the NRL this season. Can he live up to the hype and prove he’s ready for the top grade with a big game against the baby Blues?

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