Warriors dominate Kiwis train-on squad
A total of 11 Warriors players have been named in the New Zealand train-on squad to prepare for the one-off Test against the Kangaroos in Perth next month and the Four Nations tournament in England starting late October.
Seasoned internationals Simon Mannering, Issac Luke, Thomas Leuluai, Manu Vatuvei, Ben Matulino and Shaun Johnson headline those named.
Also included from the Warriors are second rower Bodene Thompson, fullback/centre David Fusitu'a, utility Tuimoala Lolohea, centre Solomone Kata and prop Sam Lisone.
In all, 23 players have been named in the Kiwis train-on squad.
A final squad of 24 will be named in the week after the NRL Grand Final on October 2.
KIWIS 2016 TRAIN-ON SQUAD
Sea Eagles: Lewis Brown, Addin Fonua-Blake, Martin Taupau
Eels: Manu Ma'u, Brad Takairangi
Dragons: Jason Nightingale
Roosters: Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Isaac Liu, Sam Moa, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Warriors: David Fusitu'a, Shaun Johnson, Solomone Kata, Thomas Leuluai, Sam Lisone, Tuimoala Lolohea, Issac Luke, Simon Mannering, Ben Matulino, Bodene Thompson, Manu Vatuvei
Wests Tigers: Tim Simona, Elijah Taylor