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Updated Kangaroos World Cup Squad

NRL Media Release

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Penrith Panthers forward Reagan Campbell-Gillard and winger Josh Mansour have both been called into the Kangaroos squad following the withdrawals of Andrew Fifita and Darius Boyd.
 
Fifita informed Kangaroos Coach Mal Meninga today of his desire to represent Tonga at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.
 
“Andrew called me and said he was passionate about playing for Tonga and I respect and support that decision,” Meninga said.
 
“It is obviously a significant boost for Tonga as well as the World Cup – and international Rugby League in general.
 
“At the same time it is also a great opportunity for someone like Reagan, who has been outstanding for the Panthers.
 
“I’m extremely excited about seeing Reagan in a Kangaroos jersey.”

Meanwhile, Mansour replaces Boyd who was forced to withdraw from the squad due to a hamstring injury.
 
“Obviously it’s disappointing for Darius, who has been a fantastic player for the Kangaroos,” Meninga said.
 
“It will be wonderful to see Josh back in the Kangaroos jersey after his injury in last year’s Four Nations.
 
“I know how disappointed he was to be injured last year and I know how passionate he is about the green and gold.
 
“It is a credit to him that he has been able to return to the highest representative honours.”

  The squad is as follows:
 
 

Player

NRL Club

Junior Club

Josh Mansour

Penrith Panthers

St Johns Eagles/Kingsgrove Colts

Will Chambers

Melbourne Storm

Nhulunbuy, NT

Boyd Cordner (vc)

Sydney Roosters

Old Bar Pirates

Cooper Cronk

Melbourne Storm

Souths Acacia

Josh Dugan

St George Illawarra Dragons

South Tuggeranong Knights/Valley Dragons

Reagan Campbell - Gillard

Penrith Panthers

Windsor Wolves

Tyson Frizell

St George Illawarra Dragons

Corrimal Cougars

Dane Gagai

Newcastle Knights

Souths Sharks

Matt Gillett

Brisbane Broncos

Bribie Island Warrigals

Wade Graham

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

Blacktown City

Valentine Holmes

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

Western Lions/Townsville

Ben Hunt

Brisbane Broncos

Blackwater Crushers

Felise Kaufusi

Melbourne Storm

Bundaberg Brothers

David Klemmer

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

All Saints Toongabbie

Josh McGuire

Brisbane Broncos

Aspley

James Maloney

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

St Edwards, Gosford

Jordan McLean

Melbourne Storm

Young Cherrypickers

Michael Morgan

North Queensland Cowboys

Townsville Brothers

Cameron Munster

Melbourne Storm

Norths Knights

Billy Slater

Melbourne Storm

Innisfail

Cameron Smith (c)

Melbourne Storm

Logan Brothers

Jake Trbojevic

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

Mona Vale Raiders

Tom Trbojevic

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

Mona Vale Raiders

Aaron Woods

Wests Tigers

Leichhardt Juniors