NRL: Australia and England name strong sides for World Cup 9s

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NRL: Australia and England name strong sides for World Cup 9s

Post by josie andrews » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:51 am

Kangaroos coach Mel Meninga has named a star-studded squad for the upcoming World Cup 9s.

The likes of Kalyn Ponga, Clint Gutherson, Tyson Frizell and Mitchell Moses have all been named in the 16-man squad.

NRL speedsters Josh Addo-Carr and Ryan Papenhuyzen are among other notables in what appears on paper to be a strong side suited to the shortened format.

Meninga said he was excited tio see some of the new faces pull on the green and gold jumper.
"This is an exciting squad of players and I can't wait to see what they can do in this format," Meninga said.

"We have some experienced Kangaroos representatives but we also have some players who have never represented Australia before.

"It will be fantastic to see all these players in the green and gold and on this stage.

"Nines is a fantastic innovation and this group of players have been picked with this form of the game in mind – but also with a view to seeing what a number of them can do in an Australian jumper."

England also named their squad for the tournament on Monday, with Dragons enforcer James Graham named as captain.

Fresh off of their NRL grand final loss, Canberra's Elliott Whitehead and Ryan Sutton have also been named for England.

Kangaroos: Josh Addo-Carr, Jai Arrow, AJ Brimson, Nathan Brown, Kyle Feldt, Tyson Frizell, Reuben Garrick, Wade Graham, Clint Gutherson, Ben Hunt, Mitchell Moses, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Kalyn Ponga, Curtis Scott, Cody Walker.

England: James Graham (c), Tom Burgess, Daryl Clark, Jake Connor, Ryan Hall, Ash Handley, Jack Hughes, Reece Lyne, Jermaine McGillvary, Ryan Sutton, Sam Tomkins, Jake Trueman, Liam Watts, Elliott Whitehead, Gareth Widdop, George Williams. ... rld-cup-9s
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Re: NRL: Australia and England name strong sides for World Cup 9s

Post by moto748 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:03 pm

Aussie squad has no props, England's has two.

Too slow, by a mile. Ryan Hall, FFS?

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