Kangaroos team to face Scotland

Fullback Matt Moylan (Kangaroo No 812), centre Justin O'Neill (813), five-eighth James Maloney (811), lock Jake Trbojevic (814) and interchange player Jake Friend (815) will all play in the green and gold jersey for the first time.

Cooper Cronk will play his 30th Test match for Australia against the Bravehearts.

Kangaroos tune up for Scotland clash

Australia will play The Bravehearts in Hull to open the Four Nations in the first of six pool matches. The game will kick-off at 6.00am AEDT on Saturday, October 29 (5.00am in Queensland).

Kangaroos centre Josh Dugan said the squad had already started to acclimatise to the UK time zone and conditions.  

Kiwis go down in Perth to Kangaroos after lacklustre effort

In a test that was short of thrilling moments, Australia put in a workmanlike performance to record their second straight win over the No 1 team in the world.

The Kangaroos outscored the Kiwis five tries to one, with a big problem for New Zealand being knowing what the right move should be when attacking on the last tackle.

The spark that guided them to the outstanding 26-12 win over the Kangaroos in Brisbane last year, just wasn't there and other than the big runs from Jason Taumalolo, there were few 'wow' moments from players in black and white jerseys.

Rookies to bring new edge to Kangaroos

Holmes, Boyd and Frizell on Friday were named to make their Australian debuts in Saturday's international against New Zealand at Perth's nib Stadium.

Meninga gets fired up over Kangaroos selections

Fifita was one of a number of big names left out of the Four Nations squad, but his absence was particularly notable, given on form he was almost a shoe-in for selection.

Speaking on the Triple M Rush Hour, Meninga made it clear playing for the Kangaroos was about more than onfield performance.

“It’s about on and off the field, it’s about taking and accepting the responsibility as a role model for the game . . . we’re trying to lift the standards of the green and gold," Meninga said.

Meninga discusses high-profile Kangaroo snubs

Speaking at the press conference announcing the squad, Meninga said the Tigers fullback was unlucky to miss out, but was sitting behind Darius Boyd in the pecking order.

Meninga said Bird was close to getting selected, but Michael Morgan and Moylan were both seen as more versatile.

Tedesco and Bird are two high-profile players who were left out of the end of year tour squad. Veteran forwards Paul Gallen and Corey Parker were left out of the side, as was in-form Sharks prop Andrew Fifita.

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Fifita, Radradra miss out on Kangaroos squad

Andrew Fifita and Semi Radradra were ruled ineligible by the NRL for selection on Australia's Four Nations tour.

Former Tonga international Fifita, who scored the decisive try for Cronulla in Sunday's NRL Grand Final, is under investigation for supporting one-punch killer Kieran Loveridge while ex Fiji Bati star Radradra wasn't considered because of ongoing cases of domestic violence.

NRL boss Todd Greenberg said it was an indication of what players had to lose if they did not uphold the values and behaviour expected of them.