Leuluai and Webb Ommited by Kiwis

New Zealand coach Stephen Kearney will not select British-based Kiwis Thomas Leuluai and Brent Webb for next week's trans-Tasman Test in Brisbane.

Wigan scrum-half Leuluai and Leeds full-back Webb both flew out for last year's mid-season Test but will not be asked to repeat the journey.

Kearney spoke to both players this week and told them to aim instead for the end-of-year Four Nations tournament in England and France.

Leuluai, who started at hooker in the World Cup final-winning team last November, will now be available for Wigan's Challenge Cup-tie at Wakefield on Saturday week.

New Zealand and Australia will name their teams for the May 8 game on Sunday.

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