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Out with the old, in with the new 4 minutes ago

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13.06.2018

Warriors forward Agnatius Paasi is in the frame for an international call-up.

OPINION: Change is happening for the Kiwis - it had to be done.

After the abysmal World Cup, there's a new coach and there has to be a new selection approach. We already know there won't be a captain for this month's test against England but what else will be different?

Throw in injuries to names like Jesse Bromwich, Benji Marshall and Jordan Rapana, retirements from Simon Mannering, Russell Packer and Ben Matulino, and question marks over the availability of Shaun Johnson and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck - coach Michael Maguire's got no choice, but to try a fresh approach.

So if now is the time to blood raw talent, here's a list of footy players whose test careers should be kick-started - and those who may not be needed for the Denver test.

NEW FACES IN

Esan Marsters

He’s still fresh in his NRL career, but he has looked right at home in the centres for the Tigers.

Good turn of pace, a bit of size and some flash footwork makes him a handful for any team. He's played backrow for the Junior Kiwis too - got to love that versatility.

Jamayne Isaako

The loss of Rapana has opened a spot on the wing and Issako could be just the man to fill it. He’s taken his........

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