1995 WORLD CUP (England) Pool A: Australia, Great Britain, Tonga, Western Samoa. Pool B: New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, France, Fiji. (Top two sides to semi-finals).
SE'E SOLOMONA, the Oldham prop, is the surprise selection in the New Zealand side to play Australia in Auckland on 20 June. Also in line for his first league cap is the former All Black centre, Craig Innes, who is named among the substitutes. The Australian captain, Mal Meninga, will miss the match after being suspended for a foul on the Great Britain player, John Devereux, in the club match between Canberra and Manly-Warringah on Sunday.
NEW ZEALAND (v Australia, Auckland, 20 June): Ridge (Manly-Warringah); Hoppe (Canberra), McCracken (Canterbury-Bankstown), Watson (Bradford), Donnelly (St George); Ropati (St Helens), Freeman (Eastern Suburbs, capt); Todd (Gold Coast), Mann (Warrington), Solomona (Oldham), Pongia (Canberra), Mercer (Leeds), Nikau (Castleford). Substitutes: Kemp (Newcastle), Tuuta (Featherstone), Lomax (Canberra), Innes (Leeds), Halligan (North Sydney).Reuse content