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.
Thomas Leuluai has been ruled out of the New Zealand side to play Australia in the Four Nations final in Wellington.
New Zealand cemented their place in the 2014 Four Nations final with a 16-14 victory over England in Dunedin.
England coach Steve McNamara revealed his frustrations after seeing his side lose 16-14 to New Zealand on Saturday.
New Zealand have recalled former Super League duo Thomas Leuluai and Greg Eastwood for Saturday's clash with England.
New Zealand needed a late Shaun Kerry-Dowall try to avoid a shock defeat to Samoa in the Four Nations.
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