8 May 2008

The New Zealand centenary lineup now complete

10:46 am on 8 May 2008

The New Zealand rugby league side is now a complete unit after halfback Thomas Leuluai declared himself fit and ready to go following his 24-hour trip to Sydney for tomorrow night's Centenary Test.

A surprisingly fresh-faced Leuluai trained with his Kiwis teammates for the first time yesterday, the Wigan-based No.7 with just two sessions to learn the ropes under new coach Stephen Kearney.

Kearney says the late arrival of Leuluai and fullback Brent Webb won't disadvantage them.

"Everything will be worked out they don't have to know the game plan because the game plan is pretty much all sorted out Thomas will come and here and need to call the shots and everyone will know what's going on and players will be in place he just needs to come in and call the shots so he's aware of that."

The Kiwis trained at the SCG yesterday with defence again the focus as former halfback Stacey Jones tested the outside backs with attacking kicks.