22/10/2015 - Rugby League - New Zealand Kiwis Captain's Run - Headingley Stadium, Leeds, England - New Zealand's Tuimoala Lolohea.
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Kiwi team named tomorrow

The Kiwis will name their team overnight for the first Test against England at Hull's KC Stadium at 6.00am on Monday (NZT).

Co-captain Adam Blair is in doubt after picking up a calf injury in last Saturday's 34-16 win over Leeds at Headingley.

Coach Stephen Kearney has indicated the veteran forward will be given every opportunity to play in the first of the three-match series.

Each of the Vodafone Warriors' four players on tour is expected to be named in the starting line-up - Tuimoala Lolohea in the halves and Ben Matulino in the front row with new signings Roger Tuivasa-Sheck at fullback and co-captain Issac Luke at hooker.

Check out full profiles here for the 23 players in the touring squad.

2015 KIWIS | ENGLAND TOUR

GERARD BEALE

(Cronulla Sharks)

Born: July 18, 1990

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Position: Fullback/Centre/Wing

Height: 182cm

Weight: 95kg

Junior Club: Logan Brothers (Queensland)

Other NRL Clubs: Brisbane Broncos (2009-2012), St George Illawarra Dragons (2013-2014)

Kiwi Number: 767

Test Debut: v Australia, Newcastle, 2011

Tests: 7 (2011-2014)

Test Points: 12 (3 tries)

NRL Games: 118 (2009-2015)

NRL Points: 128 (32 tries)

 

ADAM BLAIR

(Brisbane Broncos)

Born: March 20, 1986

Birthplace: Whangarei, NZ

Position: Prop/Second Row/Loose Forward

Height: 188cm

Weight: 108kg

Junior Club: Northland Carvers (Northland)

Other NRL Clubs: Melbourne Storm (2006-2011), Wests Tigers (2012-2014)

Kiwi Number: 732

Test Debut: v Australia, Auckland, 2006

Tests: 31 (2006-2014)

Test Points: 8 (2 tries)

NRL Games: 215 (2006-2015)

NRL Points: 40 (10 tries)

 

JESSE BROMWICH

(Melbourne Storm)

Born: May 3, 1989

Birthplace: Auckland, NZ

Position: Prop

Height: 194cm

Weight: 114kg

Junior Club: Manurewa Marlins (Auckland)

Other NRL Clubs: Nil

Kiwi Number: 775

Test Debut: v Australia, Auckland, 2012

Tests: 14 (2012-2015)

Test Points: 8 (2 tries)

NRL Games: 132 (2010-2015)

NRL Points: 68 (17 tries)

 

LEWIS BROWN

(Penrith Panthers)

Born: October 3, 1986

Birthplace: Christchurch, NZ

Position: Second Row/Centre

Height: 179cm

Weight: 98kg

Junior Club: Riccarton Knights (Christchurch)

Other NRL Clubs: Vodafone Warriors (2009-2012) 

Kiwi Number: 762

Test Debut: v Australia, Robina, 2011

Tests: 8 (2011-2014)

Test Points: 4 (1 try)

NRL Games: 150 (2009-2015)

NRL Points: 116 (29 tries)

 

MANAIA CHERRINGTON

(Wests Tigers)

Born: August 2, 1994

Birthplace: Whangarei, NZ

Position: Hooker

Height: 180cm 

Weight: 84kg

Junior Club: Quakers Hill (New South Wales)

Other NRL Clubs: Nil  

Kiwi Number: Yet to make debut

Test Debut: Yet to make debut

Tests: 0

Test Points: 0 

NRL Games: 11 (2015)

NRL Points: 4 (1 try)

 

TOHU HARRIS

(Melbourne Storm)

Born: January 7, 1992

Birthplace: Hastings, NZ

Position: Second Row/Prop  

Height: 195cm 

Weight: 112kg

Junior Club: Tamatea rugby union (Hawke’s Bay)

Other NRL Clubs: Nil 

Kiwi Number: 778

Test Debut: v Australia, Canberra, 2013

Tests: 7 (2013-2015)

Test Points: 4 (1 try)

NRL Games: 76 (2013-2015)

NRL Points: 38 (7 tries, 5 goals)

 

PETA HIKU

(Manly Sea Eagles)

Born: December 4, 1992

Birthplace: Gisborne, NZ

Position: Fullback/Wing  

Height: 181cm 

Weight: 94kg

Junior Club: Manurewa Marlins (Auckland)

Other NRL Clubs: Nil 

Kiwi Number: 781

Test Debut: v Australia, Sydney, 2014

Tests: 6 (2014-2015)

Test Points: 0

NRL Games: 60 (2013-2015)

NRL Points: 118 (28 tries, 3 goals)

 

JORDAN KAHU

(Brisbane Broncos)

Born: January 28, 1991

Birthplace: Lower Hutt, NZ

Position: Centre/Wing/Fullback

Height: 183cm

Weight: 94kg

Junior Club: Petone rugby union (Wellington)

Other NRL Clubs: Nil  

Kiwi Number: Yet to make debut

Test Debut: Yet to make debut

Tests: 0

Test Points: 0 

NRL Games: 35 (2013-2015)

NRL Points: 108 (16 tries, 22 goals)

 

SHAUN KENNY-DOWALL

(Sydney Roosters)

Born: January 23, 1988

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Position: Centre/Wing  

Height: 194cm 

Weight: 102kg

Junior Club: East Coast Barracudas (Auckland)

Other NRL Clubs: Nil 

Kiwi Number: 746

Test Debut: v France, Paris, 2007 

Tests: 14 (2007-2015)

Test Points: 28 (7 tries)

NRL Games: 196 (2007-2015)

NRL Points: 454 (112 tries, 3 goals)

 

ISAAC LIU

(Sydney Roosters)

Born: April 26, 1991

Birthplace: Auckland, NZ

Position: Loose Forward/Prop

Height: 187cm

Weight: 107kg

Junior Clubs: Otahuhu Leopards, Pakuranga Jaguars (Auckland); Keebra Park State High School (Queensland) 

Other NRL Clubs: Nil  

Kiwi Number: Yet to make debut for NZ

Kiwi Test Debut: Yet to make debut for NZ

Tests: 0 for Kiwis, 5 for Toa Samoa (2014-2015)

Test Points: 0 

NRL Games: 64 (2013-2015)

NRL Points: 12 (3 tries)

 

TUIMOALA LOLOHEA

(Vodafone Warriors)

Born: January 23, 1995

Birthplace: Auckland, NZ

Position: Utility

Height: 177cm

Weight: 89kg

Junior Club: Marist Saints (Auckland)

Other NRL Clubs: Nil  

Kiwi Number: Yet to make debut for NZ

Kiwi Test Debut: Yet to make debut for NZ 

Tests: 0 for Kiwis, 1 for Mate Ma’a Tonga (2015)

Test Points: 0  

NRL Games: 26 (2014-2015) 

NRL Points: 70 (11 tries, 13 goals)  

 

ISSAC LUKE

(South Sydney Rabbitohs)

Born: May 29, 1987

Birthplace: Hawera, NZ

Position: Hooker

Height: 174cm

Weight: 89kg

Junior Club: Hawera Hawks (Taranaki)

Other NRL Clubs: Nil

Kiwi Number: 749

Test Debut: v Australia, Sydney, 2008

Tests: 33 (2008-2015)

Test Points: 50 (4 tries, 17 goals)

NRL Games: 188 (2007-2015)

NRL Points: 410 (36 tries, 133 goals)

 

BEN MATULINO

(Vodafone Warriors)

Born: January 3, 1989

Birthplace: Lower Hutt, NZ

Position: Prop

Height: 193cm

Weight: 107kg

Junior Club: Te Aroha Eels (Wellington)

Other NRL Clubs: Nil

Kiwi Number: 756

Test Debut: v France, Toulouse, 2009

Tests: 20 (2009-2015)

Test Points: 4 (1 try)

NRL Games: 173 (2008-2015)

NRL Points: 60 (15 tries)

 

SAM MOA

(Sydney Roosters)

Born: June 14, 1986

Birthplace: Tonga

Position: Prop

Height: 183cm

Weight: 105kg

Junior Club: Mangere East Hawks (Auckland)

Other Clubs: Cronulla Sharks (2008), Hull FC (2009-2012)

Kiwi Number: 780

Kiwi Test Debut: v Toa Samoa, Warrington, 2013

Tests: 5 for Kiwis (2013-2015), 5 Tests for Mate Ma’a Tonga (2008 & 2013)

Test Points: 4 (1 try)

NRL Games: 73 (2008 & 2013-2015)

NRL Points: 36 (9 tries)

 

JASON NIGHTINGALE

(St George Illawarra Dragons)

Born: September 20, 1986

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Position: Wing

Height: 183cm

Weight: 91kg

Junior Club: Renown United (New South Wales)

Other NRL Clubs: Nil

Kiwi Number: 747

Test Debut: v Australia, Sydney, 2008

Tests: 25 (2008-2015)

Test Points: 64 (16 tries)

NRL Games: 197 (2007-2015)

NRL Points: 344 (86 tries)

 

KODI NIKORIMA

(Brisbane Broncos)

Born: April 3, 1994 

Birthplace: Palmerston North, NZ

Position: Halfback/Standoff/Hooker

Height: 174cm 

Weight: 85kg

Junior Club: Aspley Devils (Queensland)

Other NRL Clubs: Nil  

Kiwi Number: Yet to make debut

Test Debut: Yet to make debut 

Tests: 0

Test Points: 0 

NRL Games: 20 (2015) 

NRL Points: 4 (1 try) 

 

KEVIN PROCTOR

(Melbourne Storm)

Born: February 28, 1989

Birthplace: Te Kuiti, NZ

Position: Second Row

Height: 189cm

Weight: 105kg

Junior Club: Tugun Seahawks (Queensland)

Other NRL Clubs: Nil

Kiwi Number: 771

Test Debut: v Australia, Townsville, 2012

Tests: 8 (2012-2015)

Test Points: 4 (1 try)

NRL Games: 155 (2008-2015)

NRL Points: 88 (22 tries)

 

CURTIS RONA

(Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)

Born: May 26, 1992

Birthplace: Waitara, NZ

Position: Wing/Centre

Height: 194cm

Weight: 102kg

Junior Club: Joondalup Giants (Western Australia)

Other NRL Clubs: North Queensland Cowboys (2014)  

Kiwi Number: Yet to make debut

Test Debut: Yet to make debut

Tests: 0

Test Points: 0 

NRL Games: 32 (2014-2015)

NRL Points: 92 (23 tries) 

 

SIO SIUA TAUKEIAHO

(Sydney Roosters)

Born: January 3, 1992 

Birthplace: Auckland, NZ

Position: Second Row/Centre/Loose Forward

Height: 184cm

Weight: 101kg

Junior Club: Otara Scorpions (Auckland)

Other NRL Clubs: Vodafone Warriors (2013)

Kiwi Number: Yet to make debut for NZ

Kiwi Test Debut: Yet to make debut for NZ

Tests: 0 for Kiwis, 1 for Mate Ma’a Tonga (2015)

Test Points: 0 

NRL Games: 28 (2013 & 2015)

NRL Points: 8 (2 tries)

 

MARTIN TAUPAU

(Wests Tigers)

Born: February 3, 1990

Birthplace: Auckland, NZ

Position: Prop

Height: 190cm

Weight: 112kg

Junior Clubs: Padstow Panthers, Greenacre Tigers (New South Wales)

Other NRL Clubs: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (2010-2013)

Kiwi Number: 785

Kiwi Test Debut: v Australia, Sydney, 2014

Tests: 6 Tests for Kiwis (2014-2015), 1 Test for Toa Samoa (2013)

Test Points: 0

NRL Games: 66 (2010-2015)

NRL Points: 32 (8 tries)

 

ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK

(Sydney Roosters)

Born: June 5, 1993

Birthplace: Apia, Samoa

Position: Fullback

Height: 182cm

Weight: 93kg

Junior Club: Otahuhu Leopards (Auckland)

Other NRL Clubs: Nil

Kiwi Number: 779

Test Debut: v Toa Samoa, Warrington, 2013

Tests: 8 (2013-2015)

Test Points: 32 (8 tries)

NRL Games: 84 (2012-2015)

NRL Points: 112 (28 tries)

 

DEAN WHARE

(Penrith Panthers)

Born: January 22, 1990

Birthplace: Rotorua, NZ

Position: Centre

Height: 185cm 

Weight: 96kg

Junior Club: Arncliffe Scots (New South Wales)

Other NRL Clubs: Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (2010-2012)  

Kiwi Number: 776 

Test Debut: v Australia, Townsville, 2012  

Tests: 12 (2012-2014)

Test Points: 12 (3 tries)

NRL Games: 88 games (2010-2015)

NRL Points: 128 (32 tries)