Hodges in doubt, Cooper and Hunt on standby

Australia's Justin Hodges' World Cup ambitions remain in doubt following scans on his shoulder this week.

Brisbane Broncos teammate Karmichael Hunt has been suggested as a possible replacement along with Parramatta Eels' Jarryd Hayne.

St George Illawarra centre Matt Cooper however, is emerging as the most likely replacement.

Australia will take on New Zealand in Sydney on October 26.

Meanwhile, New Zealand halfback of the century Stacey Jones will make a one-off comeback in the All Golds match against the Maori at New Plymouth on Sunday.