Tedesco will make his debut for the Kangaroos when they take on New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday.

The Roosters custodain has taken the jersey held by Billy Slater for many years.

There are a number of competitiors for the number one jumper, from Darius Boyd to Tom Trbojevic and Kayln Ponga, but Tedesco wants to make the Aussie shirt his own.

"I think everyone has the goal of playing for Australia but I knew with Slater retiring that if I had a good year at the Roosters that an opportunity would come up and I was really happy with how I played this year," he told NRL.com.

"He held the jersey for a number of years and dominated the game but I am 25 now and I think for myself there is a chance to hold the No.1 jersey for a while. It is not going to come easy but I think I can get that started by training well this week and having a good game on Saturday."

Making his debut for the green and gold is the icing on the cake in a terrific year Tedesco, which has included a NSW Origin series win and a grand final victory with the Roosters.

"There have been pretty good accomplishments this year but this tops it all off," he said.

"I wanted to be successful and have a good year but I didn't expect it all to come quickly."