Tupou fits the Bill
Warriors ace gets international call
Last Updated: 12/10/11 1:18pm
New Zealand have called up winger Bill Tupou for the Four Nations Series.
The 21-year-old flyer is a replacement for New Zealand Warriors club-mate Krisnan Inu, who made himself unavailable for personal reasons.
His selection takes the Kiwis' squad up to 22 players, with Wigan's Thomas Leuluai set to link up with the tourists when they arrive in England next week.
The party leaves Sydney for Newcastle, New South Wales to continue preparations for Sunday's Test against the Kangaroos at Ausgrid Stadium.
Australia have called up Canterbury Bulldogs centre Josh Morris to replace injured forward Dave Taylor, with Penrith's Michael Jennings next in line should Greg Inglis fail to take his spot on the Four Nations tour.
Inglis has been cleared by a specialist to travel to England but coach Tim Sheens remains concerned about his fitness as he recovers from recent knee surgery.