22nd October 07:39 AM
7 members of NRL grand-final winning Storm outfit selected in Kangaroos squad
By Rusiate Baleilevuka
Tuesday 03/10/2017
Storm skipper Cameron Smith will captain the Australian Kangaroos squad

Seven members of the NRL grand final‑winning Melbourne Storm outfit have been selected in the Kangaroos squad, which will open its World Cup campaign against England on October 27.

The Kangaroos has announced their 24‑man squad which also includes six debutants; Dane Gagai, Wade Graham, Felise Kaufusi, Jordan McLean, Cameron Munster and Tom Trbojevic.

Fourteen players from the inaugural Kangaroos Origin Merit Team have been selected in the World Cup Squad.

Storm skipper Cameron Smith will captain the squad, while Sydney Roosters’ Boyd Cordner has been endorsed as Vice‑Captain.

Other big names in the squad are Billy Slater, Cooper Cronk, Will Chambers, Matt Gillet, Ben Hunt and James Maloney.

The full Kangaroos World Cup squad will travel to Fiji for an exhibition match against both the Fiji Bati and the PNG Kumuls next Saturday at the ANZ Stadium.

Meanwhile the Battle of the Bati between the Overseas Bati and the Fiji Residents is at 3pm this Saturday at the ANZ Stadium.

Australian Kangaroos Squad

Darius Boyd ‑ Brisbane Broncos

Wil Chambers ‑ Melbourne Storm

Boyd Cordner (VC) ‑ Sydney Roosters

Cooper Cronk ‑ Melbourne Storm

Josh Dugan ‑ St George Illawarra Dragons

Andrew Fifita ‑ Cronulla‑Sutherland Sharks

Tyson Frizell ‑ St George Illawarra Dragons

Dane Gagai ‑ Newcastle Knights

Matt Gillett ‑ Brisbane Broncos

Wade Graham ‑ Cronulla‑Sutherland Sharks

Valentine Holmes ‑ Cronulla‑Sutherland Sharks

Ben Hunt ‑ Brisbane Broncos

Felise Kaufusi ‑ Melbourne Storm

David Klemmer ‑ Canterbury‑Bankstown Bulldogs

Josh McGuire ‑ Brisbane Broncos

James Maloney ‑ Cronulla‑Sutherland Sharks

Jordan McLean ‑ Melbourne Storm

Michael Morgan ‑ North Queensland Cowboys

Cameron Munster ‑ Melbourne Storm

Billy Slater ‑ Melbourne Storm

Cameron Smith (C) ‑ Melbourne Storm

Jake Trbojevic ‑ Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

Tom Trbojevic ‑ Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

Aaron Woods ‑ Wests Tigers

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