New Kiwis named for Denver

    Seven players are in line to make their Test debut for the New Zealand Kiwis, after being named in the 19-man squad for the one-off international against England at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado, on Saturday, June 23.

    In what will be his first Test as head coach, Michael Maguire has called up Ken Maumalo, Jamayne Isaako, Esan Marsters, Leeson Ah Mau, Herman Ese’ese, Slade Griffin and Raymond Faitala-Mariner.

    Maguire will also have a core of experience, in hooker Issac Luke and experienced forwards Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Martin Taupau.


    Player Club Kiwi No Tests for NZ
    LEESON AH MAU St George Illawarra Dragons – –
    NELSON ASOFA-SOLOMONA Melbourne Storm 804 4
    HERMAN ESE’ESE Newcastle Knights – –
    RAYMOND FAITALA-MARINER Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs – –
    JAMES FISHER-HARRIS Penrith Panthers 801 1
    SLADE GRIFFIN Newcastle Knights – –
    PETA HIKU Vodafone Warriors 781 10
    JAMAYNE ISAAKO Brisbane Broncos – –
    JORDAN KAHU Brisbane Broncos 788 9
    ISAAC LIU Sydney Roosters 805 3
    ISSAC LUKE Vodafone Warriors 749 42
    TE MAIRE MARTIN North Queensland Cowboys 802 3
    ESAN MARSTERS Wests Tigers – –
    KEN MAUMALO Vodafone Warriors – –
    KODI NIKORIMA Brisbane Broncos 790 8
    JOSEPH TAPINE Canberra Raiders 800 7
    MARTIN TAUPAU Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 785 20
    JARED WAEREA-HARGREAVES Sydney Roosters 755 23
    DALLIN WATENE-ZELEZNIAK Penrith Panthers 794 6
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