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Eleven players involved in the Holden Cup Grand Final have been selected in the Junior Kiwis squad to play the Junior Kangaroos in Sydney on Sunday.

The squad features nine players from the Junior Warriors and two from the grand final-winning Penrith Panthers under-20s side, plus several others with experience in the NSW Cup.

"I am really looking forward to bringing this group together; they have great skills and experience and should be very competitive against Australia," Junior Kiwis coach Brent Gemmell said.

"A number of players have missed out, simply because of the growing depth at this level, and many of them will still be eligible for the Junior Kiwis again next year."

Junior Kiwis squad: David Bhana (Warriors), Mania Cherrington (Wests Tigers), Mitch Clark (Penrith Panthers), Zach Docker Clay (Parramatta Eels), Raymond Faitala-Mariner (Warriors), David Fusitua (Warriors), Jeremy Hawkins (Canberra Raiders), Ngani Laumape (Warriors), Mason Lino (Warriors), Tuimoala Lolohea (Warriors), David Minute (Canterbury Bulldogs), Takai Moeakiola (Parramatta), Kurtis Rowe (Wests Tigers), Joseph Tapine (Newcastle Knights), James Taylor (Warriors), Adam Tuimavave-Gerard (Warriors), Albert Vete (Warriors), Dallin Watene Zelezniak (Penrith), Jarrod Wilson (Penrith).

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