Shaun Johnson is set to play in the 2017 World Cup after scans showed his knee injury is not as bad as first feared.
Brisbane Broncos forward Adam Blair has been appointed as New Zealand's captain for the 2017 World Cup.
The return of the Lions and Kangaroos tours has been announced by the Rugby League International Federation.
Australia extended their winning streak over New Zealand to five games with a comfortable 30-12 victory in Canberra.
Cronulla prop Andrew Fifita has been promoted to the Kangaroos starting line-up for Friday's Test against New Zealand.
New Zealand have recalled experienced trio Simon Mannering, Kieran Foran and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck for Friday's ANZAC Test against Australia.
Australia are waiting on Johnathan Thurston's fitness ahead of the ANZAC Test against New Zealand in Canberra.
Ex-England coach Steve McNamara says he is honoured to join New Zealand's backroom staff ahead of the 2017 World Cup.
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