New Zealand half-back Shaun Johnson is set to miss the tour of England later this year with a potentially-serious ankle injury.
Sky Sports' Phil Clarke says Super League teams could benefit from taking on coaches that haven't played professionally.
New Zealand will go in to their three-test autumn series with England as the best team in rugby league.
Stephen Kearney is confident New Zealand can end their barren run in the ANZAC Test with a victory over Australia in Brisbane.
New Zealand teen sensation Dallin Watene-Zelezniak will miss this week's Test against Australia after receiving a one-week ban.
Stephen Kearney will lead the Kiwis into the 2017 World Cup after extending his contract by another two years.
New Zealand have been crowned 2014 Four Nations winners after defeating world champions Australia 22-18 in Wellington.
Shaun Johnson staked his claim for the 2014 Golden Boot by helping New Zealand beat Australia in the Four Nations final.
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