Gallen to prop up Kangaroos

Australian Coach Tim Sheens has named the side to take on New Zealand at Newcastle’s Augrid Stadium on Sunday, October 16.

Paul Gallen has been named to start at prop, while Keith Galloway, Akuila Uate and Tony Williams will make their debut for the Kangaroos.

Greg Inglis has been ruled out of the match with an ankle injury. Willie Tonga will start in the centres after coming into Australia's Four Nations squad for Brett Stewart, who has withdrawn from the upcoming tournament through injury.

Kangaroos side to take on New Zealand at Ausgrid Stadium
1. Billy Slater
2. Akuila Uate
3. Willie Tonga
4. Chris Lawrence
5. Darius Boyd
6. Darren Lockyer (c)
7. Johnathan Thurston
8. Paul Gallen
9. Cameron Smith
10. Matt Scott
11. Luke Lewis
12. Sam Thaiday
13. Anthony Watmough
Interchange:
14. Cooper Cronk
15. Keith Galloway
16. David Shillington
17. Tony Williams