selectors name team for game 2 Tri Nations

Australian rugby league selectors have made two changes to its lineup for Friday's Tri-Nations Test against New Zealand.

St George Illawarra five-eighth Trent Barrett and Bulldogs prop Mark O'Meley have been added to the bench for the Kangaroos re-match with the Kiwis in Auckland with Bulldogs' Andrew Ryan and Penrith's Craig Gower dropped.

Matt Cooper has also come into the starting side in place of winger Timana Tahu, who suffered a hamstring injury in Saturday's humbling 38-28 loss to the Kiwis in Sydney.

Cooper will start in the centres, with Brent Tate shuffled to the wing.

Team: Anthony Minichiello, Matt King, Mark Gasnier, Matt Cooper, Brent Tate, Darren Lockyer (c), Andrew Johns, Petero Civoniceva, Danny Buderus, Steve Price, Luke O'Donnell, Craig Fitzgibbon, Ben Kennedy.

Interchange: Trent Barrett, Jason Ryles, Mark O'Meley, Trent Waterhouse.