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Seven members of Keighley's Championship-winning team have been named in the National League Two representative team for Wednesday night's tour match against New Zealand A at Cougar Park.
Among them is the Cougars' veteran hooker or loose forward Jason Ramshaw, who is playing his last-ever game at the West Yorkshire venue.
Players from Swinton, Chorley, Gateshead, Hunslet, London Skolars and Sheffield Eagles make up the side, which will be captained by former Great Britain hooker Lee Jackson.
Coach Peter Roe said: "The whole team is really looking forward to this fixture and I can assure all fans that we'll be busting a gut to perform as well as Cumbria did against New Zealand A last Sunday.
"This match is a great opportunity for National League Two players to play representative football and is also a tremendous shop window which gives them the chance to excel and progress their careers in the game."
Kiwi coach Gerard Stokes makes six changes to the side that drew 24-24 with Cumbria in their opening match on Sunday.
National League Two: W English (Swinton); M McCulley (Chorley), M Foster (Keighley), D Foster (Keighley), R Barnett (Gateshead); C Hough (Swinton), M Firth (Keighley); P Stephenson (Keighley), L Jackson (York, capt), Y Sozi (Gateshead), A Raleigh (Sheffield), W Freeman (Hunslet), J Ramshaw (Keighley). Subs: M Stringer (Sheffield), I Sinfield (Keighley), R Jonker (London Skolars), S Hoyle (Keighley).
New Zealand A
1 Paul Fisi'iahi 2 Tame Tupou 3 Nige Taumoli 4 Hale Va'asa 5 Vila Apu'ula 6 Gavin Bailey (Vice-Captain) 7 Steve Buckingham 8 George Tuakura 9 Shane Beyers (Captain) 10 Walter Mackie 11 Jesse Royal 12 Lance Poka 13 Jonny Limmer 14 Aoterangi Herangi 15 Sinave Faitala 16 Taylor Pelenise 17 Taylor Pelenise 18th man Wayne McDade Coach: Gerard Stokes