NZ Residents 18s and Taurahere squads named

Chanel Harris-Tavita (Photo: Renee McKay/Photosport NZ)

The New Zealand Rugby League have today named their squads for the NZ Residents 18s vs. Taurahere game on September 23.

Following the game, a New Zealand Under 18 side will be selected to play the touring Australian Schoolboys side later in the month.

The Residents 18s squad is made up of the best under-18 players residing in New Zealand, while the Taurahere is comprised of Australian-based New Zealand-eligible players.

A number of current Holden Cup players have been selected in both squads, including 2017 Junior Kiwi Chanel Harris-Tavita.

NZ Residents 18s squad
Lewis Afeaki
Chanel Harris-Tevita (Warriors NYC)
Soane Hufanga (Warriors NYC)
Tutuki Kamana-Pou
Asu Kepaoa
Awatere Kiwara
Keanu Laumati-Paki (Warriors NYC)
Reagan McLennan
Israel Ogden (Warriors NYC)
Hayze Perham
Javvier Pitovao (Warriors NYC)
Jordan Riki
Sheldon Rogers (Warriors NYC)
Daniel Sakisi
Lewis Sio (Warriors NYC)
Tyler Slade (Warriors NYC)
Dredin Sorenson-McGee
Elijah Sufia (Warriors NYC)
Seth Tauamiti
Vito Tevaga
Matt Timoko
Starford Toa
Emanuel Tuimavave-Gerrard
Paul Turner (Warriors NYC)
Wesley Veikoso

Head Coach: Moehewa Armstrong
Assistant Coach: Alan Ettles
Manager: Ben Vaipaata
Trainer: Marrin Haggie
Physio: Ulima Tofi

Taurahere squad
Dray Ngatuere-Wroe (Brisbane Broncos)
Sebastian Kris (Canberra Raiders)
Lachlan Talau (Canterbury Bulldogs)
Tommy Talau (Canterbury Bulldogs)
Cruz Topai-Aveai (Cronulla Sharks)
Moeaki Fotuaika (Gold Coast Titans)
Darius Farmer (Gold Coast Titans)
Jaxson Paulo (Gold Coast Titans)
Reihana Marsh (Gold Coast Titans)
Semisi Kioa (Manly Sea Eagles)
Zaan Weatherall (Manly Sea Eagles)
Keith Titmuss (Manly Sea Eagles)
Will Finau (Newcastle Knights)
Murray Taulagi (North Qld Cowboys)
Sean Mullany (North Qld Cowboys)
Peter Hola (North Qld Cowboys)
Haze Dunster (Parramatta Eels)
Joseph Taipari (Parramatta Eels)
Oregon Kaufusi (Parramatta Eels)
Valance Harris (Parramatta Eels)
John Fonua (Parramatta Eels)
Tui Afualo (Parramatta Eels)
Sean Blore (Penrith Panthers)
Mawene Hiroti (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Tyrone Taukamo (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Steven Marsters (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Bayleigh Bentley-Hape (Sydney Roosters)

Head Coach: Rangi Hiroti
Assistant Coach: Tim McIntyre
Manager: Antony Bosley
Trainer: Lee Paru
Physio: David Close

Read more: http://www.nzrl.co.nz/

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