Junior Kiwis coach Brent Gemmell is excited about the new talent he has at his disposal for Saturday's international against the Junior Kangaroos at Mount Smart Stadium (7.00pm kick-off; tickets for adults just $5.00 at the gate, children 12 and under free entry).

Only three players - captain Manaia Cherrington, Zach Dockar-Clay and Joseph Tapine - remain from the line-up beaten in Sydney last year.