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The Italian Rugby League Federation today in the presence of the Italian Republic's Vice Minister of Defence, Domenico Rossi, the Italian Ambassador to Australia, Pier Francesco Zazo and Consule General of Italy, Sydney announced the Rugby League World Cup 2017 squad, including shadow players.

Italy head coach Cameron Ciraldo said he was looking forward to the challenge of the WOrld Cup as the team behing Italy's World Cup campaign with a warm game against Tonga Friday 20 Octover atr Innisfail.

The team will be captained by the veteran Mark Minichiello with James Tedesco his deputy. The final squad of 24 will be selected following assembly and medicals of all players.

Italy Rugby League World Cup 2017 Squad

  • Daniel Alvaro
  • Mirco Bergamasco
  • Nathan Brown
  • Christopher Calegari
  • Jake Campagnolo
  • Terry Campese
  • Justin Castellaro
  • Geole Cellurino
  • Chris Centrone
  • Mason Cerruto
  • Ryan Ghietti
  • Oliver Gildart
  • Jaume Giorgis
  • Gavin Hiscox
  • Jack Johns
  • Richard Lepori
  • Josh Mantellato
  • Mark Mimichiello (C)
  • Nathan Milone
  • Giuseppe Pagani
  • Ricardo Parata 
  • Dean Parata
  • Emanuelle Passera
  • Eduardo Pezzano
  • Keiran Quabba 
  • Joel Reithmuller
  • Brendan Santi
  • James Tedesco
  • Joseph Tramontana
  • Paul Vaughan
  • Jayden Walker 
  • Colin Wilkie
  • Shannon Wakeman

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