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.
Australia will give Test debuts to four players in Friday's rugby league international against New Zealand in Brisbane.
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.
Thomas Leuluai has been ruled out of the New Zealand side to play Australia in the Four Nations final in Wellington.
Australia secured their place in the final of the 2014 Four Nations Series with an emphatic 44-18 victory over Samoa.
Australia will head into their clash Samoa on Sunday knowing exactly what they must do to reach the Four Nations final.
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