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Dylan Walker, Josh Mansour and Daniel Tupou will make their debuts for Australia. Image courtesy of: foxsports.com.au

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Australia v New Zealand


Suncorp Stadium

Saturday October 25 – 6:35 PM (AEST)



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Five debutants will line up for Australia when they face New Zealand at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday (AEST) night. 

It's hard what to make of the form guide with this Australian team. With a host of superstars injured, including Johnathan Thurston, Billy Slater, Matt Scott and Nate Myles, coach Tim Sheens has been forced to pick the next generation of green and gold representatives. Debutants Josh Mansour, Dylan Walker, Daniel Tupou, Aaron Woods and Aiden Guerra have all been named for Saturday’s clash. These future superstars thoroughly deserve their selection, especially Walker, who has capped off a stellar season with a green and gold jersey. His 12 tries this season will no doubt prompt TattsBet punters to back the youngster for First Try Scorer on Saturday .

This is the best opportunity the Kiwis have had to reclaim the Four Nations trophy in recent times. With the Aussies losing so many key players to injury, the experience of New Zealand might just be enough to topple the rugby league giants.  Coach Stephen Kearney has made six changes to the team that narrowly lost to the Kangaroos in the Anzac Test this year, with Jason Taumalolo and Dallin Watene-Zelezniak both making their debuts at Suncorp. Taumalolo has been a standout for the Cowboys all year, averaging 126 metres and 20 tackles a game. His presence has clearly had an impact on the Head-to-Head market, with double the amount of bets coming in for the visitors. 

The x factor for the Aussies is Greg Inglis at fullback. Filling in for the injured Slater has the premiership winning powerhouse poised to make the position his own. Even with the host of Kangaroo debutants, the home side are still short-priced favourites to win the series .

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