New Zealand team for Tri-Nations Final

New Zealand has named an unchanged line-up for Saturday night's Tri-Nations decider against Australia at Aussie Stadium.

Kiwis coach Brian McClennan has shown faith in the squad which trounced Great Britain 34-4 in Wellington two Saturdays ago and says continuity was an important consideration at the selection table.

The defending Tri-Nations champion heads into the final as underdog, having gone down to Australia in its three previous meetings this year. The side trained in stifling conditions at Parramatta Stadium this morning with McClennan saying he would go easy on his squad to ensure they were at their best come Saturday night.

The Kangaroos will name their side for the final later today.

Kiwis: Brent Webb, Shontayne Hape, Iosia Soiola, Steve Matai, Manu Vatuvei, Nigel Vagana, Stacey Jones, Ruben Wiki (c), Dene Halatau, Roy Asotasi, David Kidwell, Simon Mannering, David Fa'alogo

Interchange: Motu Tony, Nathan Cayless, Adam Blair, Frank Pritchard