Thomas Leuluai of the Warriors is tackled by Nate Myles of the Titans. NRL Rugby League, Round 8, NZ Warriors v Gold Coast Titans at Mt Smart, Saturday April 25th. Digital image by Simon Watts, copyright nrlphotos.com

Seven Titans in rep teams

Five members of the in-form Titans line-up have been chosen in the NRL representative teams announced this evening with Nate Myles and Greg Bird heading the list with selection in the Australian Kangaroos side that takes on New Zealand.

Titans skipper Myles, who missed last year’s end of season Four Nations tournament to undergo surgery on an ongoing biceps injury, has been recalled to the Test team for the first time since the corresponding match against the Kiwis last year.

He has been chosen on the bench while Bird has been picked in the second row. However he will have a nervous wait until tomorrow before knowing if he is cleared by the video review committee after being put on report for two tackles yesterday.

Electrifying centre James Roberts, the NRL’s top-try scorer with nine tries in eight games, will make his representative debut after being picked on the wing in the City Origin side to take on Country Origin in Wagga Wagga on Sunday.

David Mead has retained the fullback spot in the Country side he so capably filled last season and Ryan James, returns to the Country side he represented in 2013 – chosen on the bench.

For the full representative team lists go to nrl.com.au.

For the second successive season Kalifa Faifai Loa has been named in the Queensland Residents side to play NSW Residents and has been joined by Davin Crampton, who played for the Maroons last season too but from Northern Pride.

The match will be played at Langlands Park in Brisbane this Sunday.