New Zealand's rugby league coach Daniel Anderson has confirmed his two assistant coaches for the year.
His New Zealand Warriors assistant coach Tony Kemp is one and former Kiwi centre James Leuluai is the other.
Leuluai's son Thomas is in the Warriors squad, while his nephew Kylie plays for Parramatta.
When appointing the Australian Anderson, the New Zealand Rugby League said they wanted him to have two New Zealanders assisting him in the view that they would one day take over.
New Zealand will play Australia twice this year with a suggestion Papua New Guinea could also tour.