2017 Rugby League World Cup

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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The Jillaroos have announced their train on squad

    Sam Bremner, Kezie Apps, Ruan Sims, Ruby Ewe, Allana Ferguson, Rebecca Riley, Isabelle Kelly, Simaima Taufa, Caitlin Moran, Rebecca Young, Maddie Studdon, Elianna Walton, Corban McGregor, Vanessa Foliaki, Nakia Davis-Welsh, Jessica Sergis, Talesha Quinn, Lavina O’Mealey, Simone Smith, Amelia Kuk, Zahara Temara, Kody House, Chelsea Baker, Annette Brander, Ali Brigginshaw, Jenni-Sue Hoepper, Sasha Mahuika, Asipau Mafi, Chelsea Lenarduzzi, Heather Ballinger, Brittany Breayley, Steph Hancock, Renae Kunst, Karina Brown, Sarah Walker, Oneata Schwalger, Meg Ward, Maddison Bennett, Asiova Karpini, Lucy Lockart

    I have updated the first post to include the women's draw and pools as well

    A reminder that all of the women's games will be shown live on 7
     
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    Jack Johns, son of Matty, in line to make international rugby league debut for Italy


    Christian Nicolussi and Michael Carayannis, The Daily Telegraph
    August 24, 2017 9:21pm



    THE famous Johns name will live on at the World Cup, 18 years after Andrew and Matty pulled on the green and gold for Australia.

    Jack Johns, the son of Matty, will not be called up by Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga, but is in line to make his international debut for the almighty Italians.

    Coach Cameron Ciraldo put the feelers out a few weeks ago as Jack continued to carve up the Holden Cup for Newcastle.

    A five-eighth who also plays in the back row, Jack is eligible for the Azzurri through his mum, Trish, the youngest in a family of seven.

    Matty told us Jack had planned to climb Everest with him and several other Knights to raise funds for the Mark Hughes Foundation in October, but the opportunity to play in a World Cup — and potentially with a star like James Tedesco — was too good to refuse.

    “I said to Jack, ‘it’s up to you’, but Jack is keen, and it will be great for him,’’ Matty told us.

    Matty and Andrew featured in the 1995 World Cup for Australia.

    Should Australia pass on Wests Tigers ace Tedesco, he will be a huge boost to the Italians, who are also expected to field NRL stars Nathan Brown, Daniel Alvaro, Aidan Guerra and Paul Vaughan.

    Super League-based pair Mark Minichiello and Terry Campese will also be there.

    We can also reveal last year’s Wests Tigers rookie of the year Josh Aloiai, who has played for the Junior Kiwis, is looking to pledge his allegiance to the $251 Cup bolters.


    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...y/news-story/6148e48ef99c9caf418371f495e302b6
     
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    Jack Johns would learn a lot from training and playing with Terry Campese. If he were to get a run with our reserve grade next year, this will be very good for him.
     
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    Country side to face Samoa, Scotland


    Tue 05 Sep, 2017, 12:20pm
    Media Release, Country Rugby League



    The brightest young talent in Country Rugby League will have the opportunity to impress against some of the world's best players when the Country U23's take on Samoa and Scotland in warm-up matches for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

    In an exciting addition for regional fans, the matches against the Toa Samoa and Scotland Bravehearts will be played at Wagga Wagga's McDonalds Park (Samoa) and Ballina's Kingsford Smith Park (Scotland) on October 13th and 20th and will feature a range of curtain-raiser matches played on the day as part of a festival of football.

    CRL operations manager Bert Lowrie believes the matches present a great opportunity for both the Country players, who will line-up against National Rugby League and English Super League quality players, and regional fans in both the Riverina and North Coast of NSW.

    "After restructuring our pathways to an U23's model for the Senior Male Country Championships, we've been able to attract high quality opponents for the Country Representative side and we're extremely grateful to Samoa and Scotland for the opportunity," said Lowrie.

    "There's always added excitement to the season during a World Cup year and it's great for regional fans to have the opportunity to see international sides play in their own backyard."

    Toa Samoa coach Matt Parish admits his side is looking forward to their clash with Country as part of their Rugby League World Cup preparations.

    "There's a lot of excitement leading into the World Cup and we're really looking forward to taking on the Country U23's as part of our preparations," said Parish.

    "The percentage of country players in the NRL is always growing and you never know – some of the players we line-up against in Wagga may be the same players we see on the big stage in the future.

    "There's a really strong pathway from Country Rugby League to elite competitions and it's going to be a great experience for everyone involved with Samoa, Scotland and the CRL to take part in these matches in rugby league towns like Wagga and Ballina."

    In a boost for fans outside the Riverina and North Coast, both matches will be live streamed courtesy of WaggaWagga.TV and Bar TV Sports.

    The announcement of all curtain-raiser matches in Wagga and Ballina will be made in the near future.


    http://www.nrl.com/country-side-to-face-samoa-scotland/tabid/10874/newsid/111799/default.aspx
     
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    Article saying Sione is keen to play for Samoa, but needs a medical clearance.
    Also says Pete might be selected - the interesting thing about that is that he and Moga would both be in line for the same position, and Samoa might even be looking at Sione as a left centre too.
     
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    The US have named their squad, First page updated

    USA 23-man Squad:


    Jonathan Taylor Alley (Central Florida Warriors)
    Ryan Burroughs (Toronto Wolfpack)
    Charles ‘CJ' Cortalano (White Plains Wombats)
    Joseph Eichner (Toronto Wolfpack)
    Bureta Faraimo (NZ Warriors)
    Gabriel Farley (Philadelphia Fight)
    Kristian Freed (White Plains Wombats)
    Daniel Howard (Wentworthville Magpies)
    Stephen Howard (Mounties)
    Martwain Johnston (Delaware Black Foxes)
    Andrew Kneisly (Philadelphia Fight)
    Corey Makelim (Mounties)
    Fotukava ‘Hiko' Malu (Atlanta Rhinos)
    David Marando (Belrose Eagles)
    Nicholas Newlin (Atlanta Rhinos)
    Mark Offerdahl (London Broncos)
    Edward Pettybourne (Tweed Heads Seagulls)
    Joshua Rice (New York Knights)
    Matthew Shipway (South Newcastle)
    Samuel Tochtermann-Talbott (Tweed Heads Seagulls)
    David Ulch (Tampa Mayhem)
    Taioalo Junior Vaivai (Illawarra Wests Devils)
    Matthew Walsh (White Plains Wombats)

    Coach: Brian McDermott:
    Assistant Coach: Mark Gliddon & Sean Rutgerson
    Team Manager: Deanne Lees
    Communications Manager: Steve Williams


    http://www.rlwc2017.com/news/team-usa
     
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    13 of the 23 playing in North America is a good thing.
    I can't see them winning a game, but 8 years from now they host the WC, so getting as many locals in as possible is a good thing.

    Matt Shipway from South Newcastle makes the team for his second world cup.
     
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    Italy squad named, First post updated

    Aidan Guerra (Sydney Roosters); Alberto Mariani (Brianza Tigers), Alec Susino (Mounties), Alex Mammone (Halifax), Alvise Rigo (Leoni Venetians), Brenden Santi (Sydney Roosters/Wyong Roos), Chris Centrone (Wyong Roos), Colin Wilkie (Northern Pride), Christophe Calegari (Palau XIII Broncos), Daniel Alvaro (Parramatta Eels), Fabio Borina (Spartans Catania), Dean Parata (Blacktown Workers), Edoardo Pezzano (Spartans Catania/Tully Tigers), Emanuele Passera (XIII of the Ducato), Fabrizio Ciaurro (XIII of the Ducato), Gavin Hiscox (Central Queensland Capras), Gioele Celerino (Saluzzo NWR/Tully Tigers), Giorgio Draghi (Brianza Tigers), Giuseppe Pagani (Lions Brescia), Ismail Byaoui (Lions Brescia), Jack Campagnolo (Northern Pride), Jack Johns (Newcastle Knights), James Tedesco (Wests Tigers), JaydenWalker (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), Jaume Giorgis (Saluzzo NWR), Joe Tramontana (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Joel Riethmuller (Northern Pride), Josh Aloiai (Wests Tigers), Josh Mantellato (Wyong Roos), Justin Castellaro (Northern Pride), Kieran Quabba (Townsville Districts Blackhawks), Lorenzo Leandro (Lions Brescia), Lucas Bruzzone (Saluzzo NWR), Luis Lollo (Brianza Tigers), Luke Polselli (Manly Sea Eagles), Mark Minichiello (Hull FC), Mason Cerruto (Penrith Panthers/St Marys), Matt Parata (Souths Logan Magpies), Mirco Bergamasco (Leoni Veneti), Nathan Brown (Parramatta Eels), Nathan Milone (Wests Tigers), Oliver Gildart (Wigan Warriors), Davide Spinnato (XIII Lovers Palermo), Patrick Ziliotti (Brianza Tigers), Richard Lepori (Oldham Roughyeds), Paul Vaughan (St George Illawarra Dragons), Ryan Ghietti (Northern Pride), Ryan King (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), Ryan Tramonte (Windsor Wolves), Igor Gianmario (Spartans Catania), Shannon Wakeman (Huddersfield Giants), Simone Boscolo (Leoni Veneto/Tully Tigers), Terry Campese (Queanbeyan Blues), Tommaso Nicoli (Leoni Venetians)
     
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    Makings of a decent team in that lot. Could be close to the best team outside of the big 3 although Samoa will probably be pretty packed.
     
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    Kangaroos World Cup squad announced


    Tue 03 Oct, 2017, 9:15am
    Media Release, NRL



    The Australian Rugby League Commission has today selected the following players to represent the Kangaroos in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

    Seven members of the Premiership-winning Melbourne Storm outfit have been selected in the Kangaroos squad, which will open its World Cup campaign against England on October 27.

    The 24-man squad also includes six debutants; Dane Gagai (Newcastle Knights), Wade Graham (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), Felise Kaufusi, Jordan McLean, Cameron Munster (Melbourne Storm) and Tom Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles).

    "This squad has the right mix of youth and experience, as well as an overall balance across the positions for a World Cup campaign,” Kangaroos Coach Mal Meninga said.

    “It was selected based on form, performances in the State of Origin series as well as previously in the green and gold jersey.

    “We have a number of players who can play multiple positions and that will be an advantage over the course of what we hope will be six matches.”

    Fourteen players from the inaugural Kangaroos Origin Merit Team have been selected in the World Cup Squad.

    Premiership-winning skipper Cameron Smith will captain the squad, while Sydney Roosters’ Boyd Cordner has been endorsed as Vice-Captain by Australian Rugby League Commission Chairman John Grant.

    The full Kangaroos World Cup squad will travel to Fiji for an exhibition match against both Fiji and PNG on October 14.

    The squad, listed alphabetically, is as follows:

    Darius Boyd
    Will Chambers
    Boyd Cordner (vc)
    Cooper Cronk
    Josh Dugan
    Andrew Fifita
    Tyson Frizell
    Dane Gagai
    Matt Gillett
    Wade Graham
    Valentine Holmes
    Ben Hunt
    Felise Kaufusi
    David Klemmer
    Josh McGuire
    James Maloney
    Jordan McLean
    Michael Morgan
    Cameron Munster
    Billy Slater
    Cameron Smith (c)
    Jake Trbojevic
    Tom Trbojevic
    Aaron Woods


    http://www.nrl.com/kangaroos-world-cup-squad-announced/tabid/10874/newsid/112704/default.aspx
     
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    About what fans would have expected. Cooper Cronk's selection may be an indicator to him playing on next year.
     
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    Or the reason Cronk and Slater are being so evasive about their futures is because they wouldn't get picked for a last 100k splash out at a WC if they said they were retiring.
     
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    Why is Dugan in the Australian side and not Tedesco. Tedesco was NSW best player this season.
     
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    Slater re-signed.
     
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    Slater signed on for another season with Smith, and if the rumours are true Mlolney to Pennies, maybe Cronk to Sharkies.
     
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    France Squad

    J Bousquet (Catalans Dragons)
    T Margalet (Catalans Dragons)
    B Garcia (Catalans Dragons)
    J Baitieri (Catalans Dragons)
    L Albert (Catalans Dragons)
    F Yaha (Catalans Dragons)
    N Djalout (Catalans Dragons)
    R Navarrete (Catalans Dragons)
    B Ader (Toulouse)
    C Boyer (Toulouse)
    M Kheirallah (Toulouse)
    W Barthau (London Broncos)
    J Boudebza (London Broncos)
    O Arnaud (Avignon)
    G Bonnet (Avignon)
    D Cardace (Lezignan)
    T Fages (St Helens, capt)
    M Herold (Limoux)
    M Rouch (Limoux)
    B Jullien (Warrington)
    A Maria (Leigh)
    E Pelissier (Leigh)
    H Miloudi (Hull)
    G Springer (Castleford)
     
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    will be great experience for. hopefully he lifts to another level and brings it back to Newy.
     

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