Luai named for Junior Kiwis

Panthers playmaker Jarome Luai has been selected in the Junior Kiwis side to face the Junior Kangaroos at GIO Stadium on Friday.

Luai, 20, is a member of the Panthers NYC team but enjoyed a stint with the club's ISP side earlier this season.

Injury denied him the opportunity to represent the Junior Kiwis last season but he played a leading role in guiding the NYC Panthers to the minor premiership.

2017 Junior Kiwis ANZAC Test squad: 
Briton Nikora (debut) (Cronulla Sharks), Chanel Harris-Tavita (debut) (New Zealand Warriors), Dane Aukafolau (debut) (Paramatta Eels), Emry Pere (debut) (North Queensland Cowboys), Erin Clark (debut) (New Zealand Warriors), Fabien Puletua-Kiri (debut) (Canberra Raiders), Greg Leleisiuao (Paramatta Eels), Isaiah Papali'I (New Zealand Warriors), Jarome Luai (debut) (Penrith Panthers), Kaleb Fuimaono (debut) (North Queensland Cowboys) Manase Fainu (debut) (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles), Moeaki Fotuaika (debut) (Gold Coast Titans), Patrick Herbert (St George Illawarra), Reimis Smith (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs) Sione Katoa (debut) (Cronulla Sharks), Siosifa Talakai (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Sitili Tupouniua (Sydney Roosters), Steven Marsters (debut) (St George Illawarra).