Australian team for Tri-Nations final

Australian prop Willie Mason has been reinstated into the starting line-up for Saturday night's Tri-Nations final against New Zealand at Aussie Stadium.

Mason returns after missing the Kangaroos 33-10 triumph over Great Britain in Brisbane on last weekend due to suspension with Brent Kite dropping back to the bench and Antonio Kaufusi missing out all together.

Brent Tate retained his spot on the wing despite Matt King's return from a calf injury.

Kangaroos: Karmichael Hunt, Brent Tate, Mark Gasnier, Justin Hodges, Greg Inglis, Darren Lockyer (c), Johnathan Thurston, Willie Mason, Cameron Smith, Petero Civoniceva, Andrew Ryan, Nathan Hindmarsh, Luke O'Donnell

Interchange: Shaun Berrigan, Anthony Tupou, Mark O'Meley, Brent Kite