Kangaroos to face Kiwis in Townsville named

Last updated 14:31 02/10/2012

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Australia have named their team to take on New Zealand in their one-off league test in Townsville on October 13.

The Kangaroos line-up features just five players who played in Sunday NRL Grand Final between the Storm and Bulldogs, compared to six selected Kiwis who appeared in the first-grade's Big Dance.

Storm halfback Cameron Smith will skipper the side, with the starting line-up the first in 24 years not to include a single Broncos player.

Auckland-born Bronco Ben Teo is the side's 18th man, while Cowboys prop James Tamou, who was at the centre of an eligibility row earlier this year, has been selected to play his second test for Australia.

Australia:  Billy Slater (Storm), Darius Boyd (Knights), Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs), Josh Morris (Bulldogs), Brett Morris (Dragons), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys), Cooper Cronk (Storm); Matt Scott (Cowboys), Cameron Smith (c) (Storm), James Tamou (Cowboys), Greg Bird (Titans), Paul Gallen (Sharks), Nate Myles (Titans). Interchange: Robbie Farah (Tigers), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), David Shillington (Raiders), Tony Williams (Sea Eagles). 18th man: Ben Te'o (Broncos)

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