After the finals of the NZ U21s an announcemnt was made to select a NZ Test Team for the Trans Tasman Test to held during Oceania 2019.
It was decided by various coaches and senior players to select 8 players that competed at the 2018 NZ under 21s that the following names were announced.
The team of 8 will be trimmed down to 5 for the actual NZ Test Team,named after a training camp to be held in late Janurary, 1 month out from the Oceania U21s.
For the team named will have there work cut out between now and Janurary to make the team of 5 ,so Im asking all coaches to start coaching the individules in your area on the areas they need improving on.
The following names have been nominated for the 2019 NZ Trans Tasman Test Team....
Mario Hildred (Taranaki)
Denin Bunn (Taranaki)
Sam Martin (Hawkes Bay)
Marcus Moat (Hawkes Bay)
Cody Turner (Capital City)
Blain Watson (Capital City)
Riley James (Capital City)
Cody Unkovich (Waikato)