Roby Named For Opener

JAMES Roby has been included in England’s 19-man squad for Saturday’s opening Rugby League World Cup 2013 Group A match against Australia at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (2.30pm).

Coach Steve McNamara has added four uncapped players, including twin brothers George and Thomas Burgess.

Huddersfield Giants forward Brett Ferres, who was drafted into the England World Cup squad earlier this week, is named alongside Wigan Warriors second row Liam Farrell.

England’s 19-man squad:

Carl Ablett, George Burgess, Sam Burgess, Thomas Burgess, Rob Burrow, Josh Charnley, Rangi Chase, Leroy Cudjoe, Liam Farrell, Brett Ferres, Ryan Hall, Chris Hill, Lee Mossop, James Roby, Kevin Sinfield, Kallum Watkins, Ben Westwood, Gareth Widdop.

Australia’s 19-man squad:

1. Billy Slater, 2. Brett Morris, 3. Brent Tate, 4. Greg Inglis, 5. Darius Boyd, 6. Johnathan Thurston, 7. Cooper Cronk, 8. Matthew Scott, 9. Cameron Smith, 10. James Tamou, 11. Greg Bird, 12. Sam Thaiday, 13. Paul Gallen.

Subs: 14. Robbie Farah, 15. Andrew Fifita, 16. Luke Lewis, 17. Corey Parker, 18. Jarryd Hayne, 19. Nate Miles.

Wales v Italy

Anthony Laffranchi has also been selected for Italy’s game against Wales which immediately follows this match in Cardiff.

Anthony Walker has been named for Wales.

Wales 19-man squad:

Neil Budworth, Ross Divorty, Gil Dudson, Jacob Emmitt, Ben Evans, Rhys Evans, Ben Flower, Tyson Frizell, Jordan James, Elliott Kear, Craig Kopczak, Rhodri Lloyd, Peter Lupton, Larne Patrick, Matt Seamark, Anthony Walker, Ian Webster, Lloyd White, Rhys Williams.

Italy’s 19-man squad:

1. Anthony Minichiello, 2. Joshua Mantellato, 3. James Tedesco, 4. Aiden Guerra, 5. Chris Centrone, 6. Ben Falcone, 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Anthony Laffranchi, 9. Dean Parata, 10. Paul Vaughan, 11. Mark Minichiello, 12. Cameron Ciraldo, 13. Joel Riethmuller.

Subs: 14. Sam Gardel, 15. Ryan Tramonte, 16. Brendan Santi, 17. Raymond Nasso, 18. Tim Maccan, 19. Gavin Hiscox.

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