Rookie 'Roo not expecting favours from coach
Rookie Kangaroo Chris Lawrence is not expecting any favours from his club and Australian coach Tim Sheens when he presses his claim to debut in the Four Nations starting next weekend. <br><br> The Wests Tigers centre, who thought his season was over six weeks ago when he broke his jaw in the second last round of the NRL, hadn't expected to recover for the Finals Series let alone claim a spot in the Kangaroos squad which went into camp at Coogee today. <br><br> "It will be good to see a few familiar faces out on the training field with (Tigers captain) Robbie Farah and Tim Sheens ... but I am not expecting any favours from Tim," Lawrence said. <br><br> "I'm not confident at all about getting a run. I'm just going to get out on the training paddock and do the best I can. <br><br> "If I get to play it's a bonus. I am really happy to have made the squad and if I don't get a shot at the centre spot I will be supporting whoever is there." <br><br> Lawrence, 21, is one of seven new faces in the team which opens its Four Nations campaign on Sunday week (Oct 24) against Papua New Guinea at Parramatta Stadium. <br><br> "I didn't really think about Australian selection," he said. "It's a bit of a dream really. After breaking my jaw there was a possibility I wouldn't return before the end of the season. But I was lucky surgery went well - and the Tigers went further in the Finals series - and I was back after three weeks." <br><br> Australian selection also completed a fairy tale season for Dally M winner Todd Carney (Roosters) and Greg Bird (Titans) who both made successful returns to the NRL this year after a season in exile following off-field indiscretions; and for Dean Young (Dragons) who got a call-up the day after winning the NRL Premiership. <br><br> The other newcomers are Matt Scott (Cowboys), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders) and Nate Myles (Roosters). <br><br> <b>The Australian team's draw for the Four Nations tournament is: </b><br> Australia v PNG – Sunday, October 24 – 4pm Parramatta Stadium <br> Australia v England – Sunday, October 31 – 6.30pm AAMI Park, Melbourne <br> Australia v New Zealand – Saturday, November 6 – 8.15pm Eden Park, Auckland <br> The Final will be played on Saturday, November 13, at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, at 7pm. <br><br> For more information on the 2010 Four Nations go to <b><a href="http://www.rlfournations.com" target="_blank">www.rlfournations.com</a></b> and join us on <b><a href="http://www.facebook.com/fournations" target="_blank">Facebook</a></b>.