Robbie Farah selected in Kangaroos World Cup squad

Cameron Smith will lead the Holden Kangaroos to the 2013 Rugby League World Cup with the Australian Rugby League Commission today announcing a 24-man tour squad that features three debutants and three members of the NRL Grand Final teams.


Holden Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens today joined ARLC Chairman, Mr John Grant, at Rugby League Central to announce a squad including players from 14 NRL clubs.


Sydney Roosters Premiership-winning back-rower Boyd Cordner, Sharks Dally M Prop of the Year Andrew Fifita and Canberra Raiders back-rower Josh Papalii are the uncapped players in the squad, which also features Cordners Premiership-winning team-mate Michael Jennings and Manlys Clive Churchill Medal winner Daly Cherry-Evans.


The squad is:

Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm)

Paul Gallen (v/c) (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)

Greg Bird(Gold Coast Titans)

Darius Boyd (Newcastle Knights)

Daly Cherry-Evans (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)

Boyd Cordner (Sydney Roosters)

Cooper Cronk (Melbourne Storm)

Robbie Farah (Wests Tigers)

Andrew Fifita (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)

Jarryd Hayne (Parramatta Eels)

Greg Inglis (South Sydney Rabbitohs)

Michael Jennings (Sydney Roosters)

Luke Lewis (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)

Brett Morris (St George Illawarra Dragons)

Josh Morris (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)

Nate Myles (Gold Coast Titans)

Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders)

Corey Parker (Brisbane Broncos)

Matthew Scott (North Queensland Cowboys)

Billy Slater (Melbourne Storm)

James Tamou (North Queensland Cowboys)

Brent Tate (North Queensland Cowboys)

Sam Thaiday (Brisbane Broncos)

Johnathan Thurston (North Queensland Cowboys)


The Holden Kangaroos will assemble for a half-day camp in Sydney on Thursday, October 10, which will feature a luncheon with members of the 1963 Kangaroos.


The players will return to Sydney on Sunday, October 13, and hold an open training session at WIN Jubilee Oval, Kogarah, starting at 1pm ahead of the Junior Kangaroos-Junior Kiwis match at 2.30pm.


The Holden Kangaroos will depart for the United Kingdom on Monday, October 14, and will open their Rugby League World Cup campaign against England at Cardiffs Millennium Stadium on Saturday, October 26, followed by pool matches against Fiji at Langtree Park, St Helens, on November 2 and Ireland at Thomond Park, Limerick, on November 9.


Full tournament details are available at www.rlwc2013.com.