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Australian PM XIII announced

Young prop Ryan James is one of four players from the Gold Coast Titans to be named in Prime Minister's XIII squad to take on Papua New Guinea Credit: NRL Photos Copyright: NRL Photos

The Australian Rugby League Commission has today named the following squad to represent the Prime Minister’s XIII against Papua New Guinea at Kalabond Oval in Kokopo on Sunday, September 29:

Position

Player

NRL Club

Fullback

Jarryd Hayne

Parramatta Eels

Wing

Brett Morris

St George Illawarra Dragons

Centre

Brent Tate

North Queensland Cowboys

Centre

Josh Morris

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Wing

Kevin Gordon

Gold Coast Titans

Five-Eighth

Greg Bird

Gold Coast Titans

Halfback

Aidan Sezer

Gold Coast Titans

Prop

Ryan James

Gold Coast Titans

Hooker

Robbie Farah

Wests Tigers

Prop

James Tamou

North Queensland Cowboys

Second Row

Sam Thaiday

Brisbane Broncos

Second Row

Josh Papalii

Canberra Raiders

Lock

Corey Parker

Brisbane Broncos

Interchange

Gavin Cooper

North Queensland Cowboys

Interchange

Matt Gillett

Brisbane Broncos

Interchange

David Shillington

Canberra Raiders

Interchange

Josh Reynolds

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Interchange

Aiden Tolman

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

North Queensland Cowboys co-captains Matt Scott and Johnathan Thurston have also been added to the Holden Kangaroos’ World Cup train-on squad.

Prime Minister’s XIII players will attend a team medical and training session in Sydney on Thursday, September 19, at Allianz Stadium starting at 10.30am.

The team will then assemble in Cairns on Thursday, September 26, before travelling to Papua New Guinea.

Holden Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens will accompany the Laurie Daley-coached Prime Minister’s XIII team to Papua New Guinea with the match viewed as an important selection trial for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

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