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Competition - International Rugby League - Downer Test Match.

Round - May Representative Round.

Teams - Australian Kangaroos Vs New Zealand Kiwis.

Date - 6th of May 2016.

Venue - Hunter Stadium, Newcastle.

Photographer - Robb Cox.

Sharks back Gerard Beale has earned a call up to the Kiwis side to take on the Australian Kangaroos in the countries' Four Nations encounter on Saturday evening (Sunday morning, AEDT).

Jason Nightingale (ankle) Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (knee) have been ruled out with injuries as sustained in the opening 17-16 win over England last weekend.

Beale will play on the wing as he did on occasions for the Sharks throughout the 2016 season.

"It's tough losing players of Nighty's [Nightingale] and Jared's [Waerea-Hargreaves] talent and experience," said Kiwis coach David Kidwell.

"We are fortunate to have quality reinforcements who understand what international football is all about.

"Both Bealy [Beale] and Beasty [Eastwood] have been pushing hard for spots all tour, as well as the young guys in the team. As a coach, it's fantastic to know that everyone is working hard.

"I have complete confidence in all the players in our squad. That's why they were picked."


New Zealand team to play Australia

1 Jordan Kahu

2 Gerard Beale

3 Solomone Kata

4 Shaun Kenny-Dowall  

5 Jordan Rapana

6 Thomas Leuluai

7 Shaun Johnson

8 Jesse Bromwich (c)

9 Issac Luke

10 Adam Blair

11 Kevin Proctor

12 Tohu Harris

13 Jason Taumalolo

14 Lewis Brown

15 Martin Taupau

16 Manu Ma’u

17 Greg Eastwood

18 Joseph Tapine

19 David Fusitu'a

Acknowledgement of Country

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