Triple treat as Mal bloods new Roos

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 04:22:13 PM. THE Kangaroos will field three debutants in their World Cup opener while Michael Morgan has beaten Cameron Munster and James Maloney to wear the No. 6 jersey.
Rugby League World Cup Teams Week One THE Kangaroos will field three debutants in their World Cup opener while Michael Morgan has beaten Cameron Munster and James Maloney to wear the No. 6 jersey. Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga has named South Sydney bound Dane Gagai to start on the wing while Cronulla vice-captain Wade Graham and Melbourne prop Jordan McLean have been named on the interchange bench. Morgan has been rewarded for his stellar NRL season by claiming the five-eighth spot which was up for grabs following his club teammate Jonathan Thurston’s season-ending knee injury. “All of my games bar one for Australia have been off the bench in a different role. So it’s where I prefer to play, so look I’d feel comfortable if given the opportunity,” Morgan said. Meninga has named a squad of 21 for their clash against England in Melbourne on Friday night. Other key selections include Billy Slater playing his first Test since 2014, Wade Graham earning the bench utility spot, Jake Trbojevic starting at lock, James Maloney, Cameron Munster and Josh Mansour being overlooked for the 21-man squad. -Michael Carayannis WEEK ONE TEAMS: Friday October 27 Australia v England at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne, 8pm (AEDT) AUSTRALIA SQUAD: 1. Billy Slater 2. Dane Gagai 3. Will Chambers 4. Josh Dugan 5. Valentine Holmes 6. Michael Morgan 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Aaron Woods 9. Cameron Smith 10. David Klemmer 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Matt Gillett 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Wade Graham 15. Jordan...Read more
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