David Klemmer scores : Australia V Samoa 4 Nations Rugby League Test Match at WIN Stadium Wollongong. Sunday 9th November 2014. Pic by Robb Cox © NRLPhotos.com

Klemmer Selected for Australia

Bulldogs enforcer David Klemmer has capped off a stellar year with selection to represent the Australian Kangaroos in the 2016 Four Nations tournament.

 
The 24-man squad to play in the Four Nations in the UK against England, New Zealand and Scotland contains seven potential Kangaroos debutants – Shannon Boyd, Jake Friend, Tyson Frizell, Valentine Holmes, James Maloney, Matt Moylan and Justin O’Neill.
 
The squad for the October 15 Test match against New Zealand at Perth’s nib Stadium will come from the 24 players named today, and will be confirmed early next week.


“This is a new era for the Kangaroos and the squad which has been selected for the Four Nations tournament reflects that,” Kangaroos Coach Mal Meninga said.
 
“This squad has been selected for the present, but with an eye to the future.
 
“It is extremely heartening to see the players buy in and the quality of the players available highlights that.
 
“We have very experienced Test players as well as some outstanding young players who have big futures in the green and gold.”
 
NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said the selectors had been informed that both Semi Radradra and Andrew Fifita were not eligible for selection for the tournament.

“In Semi's case, while he has pleaded not guilty, he has charges to answer at the end of the tournament,” Mr Greenberg said.
 
“We don't want either him or the team to be distracted by this matter and have decided he will not be eligible for selection on this occasion.

“In Andrew's case, selection for the Australian team requires standards on and off the field and as he is currently under investigation by the Integrity Unit, we believe he still has some way to go to meet those off field standards.”
 
The Australian Four Nations squad will depart for Perth this Sunday (October 9), farewelled at a special Kangaroos reunion at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
 
The 2016 Kangaroos squad is:
 

Player

NRL Club

Junior Club

Cameron Smith ©

Melbourne Storm

Logan Brothers

Darius Boyd

Brisbane Broncos

Mudgeeraba Redbacks

Shannon Boyd

Canberra Raiders

Cowra Magpies

Boyd Cordner

Sydney Roosters

Old Bar Pirates

Cooper Cronk

Melbourne Storm

Souths Acacia

Josh Dugan

St George Illawarra Dragons

South Tuggeranong Knights/Valley Dragons

Blake Ferguson

Sydney Roosters

Wellington Cowboys/Earlwood Saints

Jake Friend

Sydney Roosters

Noosa Pirates

Tyson Frizell

St George Illawarra Dragons

Corrimal Cougars

Matt Gillett

Brisbane Broncos

Bribie Island Warrigals

Valentine Holmes

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

Western Lions (Townsville)

Greg Inglis

South Sydney Rabbitohs

Bowraville Tigers

David Klemmer

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

All Saints Toongabbie

James Maloney

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

St Edwards, Gosford

Josh Mansour

Penrith Panthers

St Johns Eagles/Kingsgrove Colts

Trent Merrin

Penrith Panthers

Shellharbour Sharks

Michael Morgan

North Queensland Cowboys

Townsville Brothers

Matt Moylan

Penrith Panthers

St Patricks Blacktown/St Clair Comets

Justin O’Neill

North Queensland Cowboys

Hughenden Hawks/Townsville Brothers

Josh Papalii

Canberra Raiders

Logan Brothers

Matt Scott

North Queensland Cowboys

Longreach Tigers

Sam Thaiday

Brisbane Broncos

Townsville Brothers

Johnathan Thurston

North Queensland Cowboys

Souths Sunnybank

Aaron Woods

Wests Tigers

Leichhardt Juniors

Representative Profile – David Klemmer:

Junior Rep Honours:   Junior Kangaroos 2012; NSW Under-20s 2012, 2013

                                 NSW Under-18s 2011; NSW Under-16s 2009

                                 Australian Schoolboys 2010 and 2011 (from Westfields Sports)

Other information:   NSW State of Origin Pathways squad 2012             

Team

Tests

Tries

Points

Australia

3

1

4