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How on earth did Cameron Murray get left out of the Kangaroos side?

23rd October, 2019
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The Kangaroos return to the rugby league Test arena this Saturday night, with a mouth-watering clash against New Zealand and Wollongong’s WIN Stadium.

Mal Meninga’s side will be looking for revenge after their narrow loss at Mt Smart Stadium last October, with a scarily strong Australian side set to tackle their rivals from across the ditch.

The Kangaroos haven’t lost a Test to New Zealand at home since the 2014 Four Nations, but can they keep this streak alive?

We were joined by Roar rugby league expert Tim Gore on the Game of Codes podcast to preview the big game and make a call on who wins.

Listen to the debate in the player above.

It wasn’t just the match itself going under the radar, however, with Meninga’s curious decision to leave Cameron Murray out of the side proving incredibly controversial. Has he made the right call here? Or is this an unfathomable oversight?

We also touch on New Zealand’s decision to award Benji Marshall the captaincy and whether that’s the right call.

Visit our Game of Codes hub to catch the full episode and be sure to subscribe and review on iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or wherever else you’re listening.