Competition - NRL 
Round - Finals Week 1
Teams – Raiders V Sharks
Date – 10th of September 2016 
Venue – GIO Stadium 
Photographer – Cox 
Description –

Boyd named to Make Kangaroos Debut

Kangaroos Coach Mal Meninga has named three debutants for the Test match against New Zealand at Perth's nib Stadium on Saturday night.


Prop Shannon Boyd (Kangaroo No 808), winger Valentine Holmes (809) and interchange forward Tyson Frizell (810) will all play in the green and gold jersey for the first time.

Sam Thaiday will play his 30th Test match for Australia against the Kiwis.

"This will be a great challenge for this team," Coach Mal Meninga said. "The Kiwis have picked a very strong squad themselves.

"It will be great to see how some of our younger players fare against such an opponent."
 

No.

Player

Kangaroo No.

 

1

Darius Boyd

760

2

Blake Ferguson

804

3

Greg Inglis

737

4

Josh Dugan

801

5

Valentine Holmes

809*

6

Johnathan Thurston

731

7

Cooper Cronk

744

8

Matt Scott

773

9

Cameron Smith ©

738

10

Shannon Boyd

808*

11

Boyd Cordner

787

12

Matt Gillett

789

13

Trent Merrin

803

14

David Klemmer

797

15

Michael Morgan

807

16

Tyson Frizell

810*

17

Sam Thaiday

739

 

 

 

* Denotes debutant