Police World Cup squads named
Australia, Great Britain and defending champions Fiji have named their squads for the tri-team Police Rugby League World Cup which will be staged across West Yorkshire from Friday July 5 to Sunday July 14.
Former Leeds Rhinos star Scott Donald will be hoping to make a triumphant return to Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Sunday July 14 in the Police World Cup Final after he was named in the travelling Australian squad while 2008 Police World Cup winners Fiji will be confident of retaining their title after including 2008 player of the tournament Atunaisa Turagaivu in their squad.
Hosts Great Britain will be confident of emerging victorious on home soil but will be keeping their fingers crossed that captain Adam Newton will be fit to compete in their opening game against Australia after he picked up a wrist injury sustained during a recent fixture against the RAF.
Each nation will play one game against each other in a round robin group stage before the top two placed teams progress to contest the 2013 Police World Cup final.
Police World Cup squads:
Australia Police: Scott Donald, Dan McMah, Mick Fortier, Marc Smith, Andrew Cridland, Sean Jenkins, Russell Satour, James Bartholomew, Tom Bissett, Mitch West, Jason Klimmis, Phil Stoneham, Sam McGregor, Arron Bowman, Nick Paterson, David Cox, Matt Johnstone, Jai Jones, Liam Watson, Andrew Fullagar, Dave O’Riordan, Tim Pont, Mick Ryan
Fiji Police: Samu Kunanitu, Isireli Temo, Jim Patrick, Apenisa Canasau, Isireli Kaloucava, Kini Namoumou, Sailosi Tora, Akuila Masi, Atunaisa Turagaiviu, Dominic Pene, Epeli Soro, Jonacani Eranavanua, Metui Volavola, Jock Luita, Joseva Katonibau, Aminisitai Niukula, Joseva Naisilisili, Ovini Burekalou, Manasa Tamani, Navitalai Ratulevu, Esava Delai, Maika Navuni, Kolinio Mateaki, Kameli Vaniqi
Great Britain Police: Dave Green (Northumbria), Chris Sheffield (Cheshire), Andy Eastham (West Yorkshire), Earl Gorman (Metropolitan Police), Adam Newton (West Yorkshire), Chris Cowling (West Yorkshire), Jason Southwell (West Yorkshire), Paul Hughes (West Yorkshire), Andy Woodhead (West Yorkshire), Matt Clarke (Cheshire), Darrell Rotherham (Merseyside), Kieron Maddocks (Greater Manchester), Josh Rogerson (Greater Manchester), Austin Thompson (West Yorkshire), Sean Long (Greater Manchester), Adam Myers (West Yorkshire), Phil Green (Merseyside), Andy Jackson (West Yorkshire), Ryan Heeley (West Yorkshire), Nathan Owen (West Yorkshire), Alex Daniels (West Yorkshire), James Gross (West Yorkshire), Phil Chappell (West Yorkshire), Gary Johnstone (Metropolitan Police)
Tickets for the Festival of World Cup Finals Day at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Sunday July 14, when the Women’s, Students and Police World Cup Finals will be staged, cost from just £6 adult and £2 concessions and can be purchased by calling 0844 856 1113 or visiting https://www.eticketing.co.uk/rle/default.aspx