New Zealand captain Simon Mannering has been ruled out of the forthcoming three-Test series against England.
England will face a New Zealand team devoid of experience at half-back after Kieran Foran pulled out of the tour.
Former New Zealand skipper Benji Marshall has missed out on selection for the Kiwis' end-of-season tour to England.
Five uncapped players are in the first group named by New Zealand for the upcoming tour of England.
New Zealand have suffered another major injury blow ahead of their tour to England with the loss of winger Manu Vatuvei.
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.
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