Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens has made only slight changes to his side for Saturday’s make-of-break Four Nations clash against England at AAMI Park in Melbourne (4.00pm kick-off local time; 6.00pm NZT).
Teenager Sione Mata’utia has been called in to make his Test debut on the wing replacing Daniel Tupou while in the forwards Greg Bird moves into the second row, Corey Parker is moved off the bench to start at loose forward and Ryan Hoffman is switched the interchange. The only other new player brought into the 17 is Boyd Cordner for Josh Papalii.
The Kangaroos, coming off a decisive 12-30 opening round loss to the Kiwis, must win this match to stay in contention for the November 15 final.
KANGAROOS | 1 Greg Inglis; 2 Josh Mansour, 3 Michael Jennings, 4 Dylan Walker, 5 Sione Mata’utia; 6 Daly Cherry-Evans, 7 Cooper Cronk; 8 Aaron Woods, 9 Cameron Smith (c), 10 Sam Thaiday; 11 Beau Scott, 12 Greg Bird; 13 Corey Parker. Interchange: 14 Boyd Cordner, 15 Robbie Farah, 16 Aidan Guerra, 17 Ryan Hoffman, 18 Ben Hunt, 19 David Klemmer, 20 Josh Papalii.