UPDATED: Australian PM XIII named
The Australian Rugby League Commission has today named the following players to represent the Prime Minister’s XIII against Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby on Sunday, September 23:
1 Darius Boyd Newcastle Knights
2 Akuila Uate Newcastle Knights
3 Michael Jennings Penrith Panthers
4 Chris Lawrence Wests Tigers
5 Beau Ryan Wests Tigers
6 Lachlan Coote Penrith Panthers
7 Scott Prince (c) Gold Coast Titans
8 Aaron Woods Wests Tigers
9 Andrew McCullough Brisbane Broncos
10 Tim Mannah Parramatta Eels
11 Ben Te’o Brisbane Broncos
12 Feleti Mateo NZ Warriors
13 Wade Graham Cronulla Sharks
14 Dan Hunt St George Illawarra Dragons
15 Martin Kennedy Sydney Roosters
16 Josh McGuire Brisbane Broncos
17 Matthew Ryan Parramatta Eels
18 Nathan Stapleton Cronulla Sharks
The Prime Minister’s XIII will assemble at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium at 10am tomorrow, Thursday, September 13, for team medicals.
The team will then assemble in Cairns on Thursday, September 20, before departing for Port Moresby on Friday, September 21.
Members of the Prime Minister’s XIII and the following players have also been selected in the VB Kangaroos’ train-on squad for the end-of-season Test against New Zealand at Townsville’s Dairy Farmers Stadium on October 13.
Justin Hodges Brisbane Broncos
Sam Thaiday Brisbane Broncos
Paul Gallen Cronulla Sharks
Greg Bird Gold Coast Titans
Nate Myles Gold Coast Titans
Luke Lewis Penrith Panthers
Robbie Farah Wests Tigers
Further players will be added to the VB Kangaroos’ train-on squad as teams are eliminated from the Telstra Premiership Finals Series.
Please note the following players have withdrawn from the train-on squad due to injury and post-season surgery: Ben Creagh, Brett Morris, Trent Merrin, Beau Scott (Dragons), Mitchell Pearce, Jake Friend (Roosters), Tim Grant (Panthers), Bryce Gibbs (Sharks), Jamal Idris, William Zillman (Titans), Ben Hannant, Matt Gillett, Corey Parker and Peter Wallace (Broncos).