MELBOURNE winger Matthew Duffie and Brisbane fullback Gerard Beale are the two newcomers named tonight in the Kiwis' 19-man squad for Friday night's Anzac Test against the Kangaroos at Skilled Park in Robina on Australia's Gold Coast.
THE Vodafone Warriors have confirmed Kevin Locke is the player who is to be interviewed by police investigating a sexual assault complaint which he strenuously denies.
NEW Zealand Rugby League chief executive Jim Doyle today revealed player numbers had increased by more than 50 per cent this year capping off one of the best seasons in the game's history in this country.
RECALLED Kiwi Shaun Kenny-Dowall's year hit another high point in Wellington yesterday (Thursday) when he collected the premier Player of the Year award at the New Zealand Rugby League's annual awards.
SHAUN Kenny-Dowall and Jeremy Smith both return to Test football after long absences when the Kiwis face Toa Samoa in the first-ever international between the two sides at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday night.