Uate, Boyd in Test team, Buderus in Country

Newcastle Knights Aku Uate and Darius Boyd have been selected as Australia's wingers for the trans-Tasman Test against New Zealand in Auckland on Friday night.

The starting side is: Billy Slater, Darius Boyd, Greg Inglis, Justin Hodges, Aku Uate, Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk, Paul Gallen, Cameron Smith, David Shillington, David Taylor, Sam Thaiday, Luke Lewis.

Daly Cherry-Evans, Ben Hannant, James Tamou and Anthony Watmough are on the bench.

Matt Gillett is 18th man.

The squad contains 12 Queenslanders and five New South Welshmen.

The Country Origin squad is Brett Morris, James McManus (Knights), Josh Morris, Matt King, Blake Ferguson, Todd Carney, Jarrod Mullen (Knights), Luke Douglas, Danny Buderus (Knights), Michael Weyman, Beau Scott, Ben Creagh, Greg Bird. Interchange: Ryan Hinchcliffe, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Trent Merrin, Tariq Sims.

Knights back-rower Chris Houston is 18th man.

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