ARL LogoAustralia’s 46-man provisional squad for the Rugby League World Cup later this year has been announced today with a few surprise selections in the Kangaroo squad.

The following players made the cut for the Australian squad:

Braith Anasta, Greg Bird, Danny Buderus, Petero Civoniceva, Matt Cooper, Ben Creagh, Michael Crocker, Cooper Cronk, Ben Cross, Robbie Farah, Craig Fitzgibbon, Israel Folau, Paul Gallen, Kurt Gidley, Jarryd Hayne, Justin Hodges, Ryan Hoffman, Karmichael Hunt, Greg Inglis, Michael Jennings, Dallas Johnson, Brent Kite, Anthony Laffranchi, Darren Lockyer, Willie Mason, Joel Monaghan, Nate Myles, Luke O’Donnell, Josh Perry, Justin Poore, Steve Price, Scott Prince, Anthony Quinn, Steve Simpson, Billy Slater, Cameron Smith, Brett Stewart, Glenn Stewart, Brent Tate, Sam Thaiday, Johnathan Thurston, Anthony Tupou, Anthony Watmough, Carl Webb, Brett White, Craig Wing.

Of interest is the fact that prominent NRL and NSW halfbacks Peter Wallace and Mitchell Pearce missed the cut, as did Nathan Hindmarsh. The Australian selectors looked to have opted for a more experienced side, with the majority of the players having big game rep matches under their belts.

Only 11 of the selected squad are yet to play for Australia; bolter selections included Michael Jennings from the Penrith Panthers and Justin Poore from the Dragons.

The NRL also chose to omit French Rugby convert Mark Gasnier from the squad, continuing their hard line of players choosing to leave the game.

By ricky

12 thoughts on “Selectors name Aus World Cup Squad”
  1. I would like to express my mind here on the ommision of the two test half backs, Mitchell Pearce and Peter Wallace. They are the best half backs and one of them should have been selected to represent Australia. How comes did they missed out on selection.

  2. what the hell is carl webb doing in there

    he is a fat piece of crap

    and since when do u put josh perry in there

  3. Redo selections, I think the selections was not done properly, put more Queenslanders, they are the best to make an Ausi team.

  4. most of them player are in that team cant you read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and peter wallace all he does is kick and ben hannant is no were near as good as cinoveceva and ben creagh and all them

  5. why dont u just pick jonathon thurston for test match he is the best imean he didnt go to grand final but he is still da best so whoeer idolize jonathon thurston vote for him to be half back cause theres not any other person for half back

  6. my choice for test match is 1slatter
    2 boyd
    4 tate
    5 folau
    6 locker
    7 (thurston) deffently
    8 brett white
    9 cam smith
    11 crocker
    12 thiday
    13 jonson
    14 hunt
    15 hannat
    16 tupou
    17 hornby

    thats wat i think if u agee write a comment

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