2016 End of Season Representative Selections
Greg Inglis PMXIII Captain
29th Aug 2016
South Sydney Captain Greg Inglis will skipper the Prime Minister’s XIII in the traditional match against Papua New Guinea on Saturday 24 September at National Football Stadium, Port Moresby. Prime Minister’s XIII Coach Mal Meninga has confirmed that Inglis will play in the annual match, and will captain the side. Meninga said he would be treating the match as a genuine trial for Four Nations positions. “Greg is an outstanding leader and his selection in the team, and as captain, shows the mindset I have around this game,” Meninga said. “I want to select the strongest team possible. “All players who play in the Prime Minister’s XIII game will be genuine chances of playing in the Four Nations.” Inglis, captain of the Rabbitohs as well as the Indigenous All Stars this year, said he was humbled to be given the opportunity to skipper the Prime Minister’s XIII. “When Mal called me and said he wanted me to lead the side out, it took a second for it to sink in. It is a real honour for me,” Inglis said. “When you’re asked to be captain of any side, it means you’re doing something right. The coach and selectors are obviously looking at you and the way you conduct yourself. “I’m really thrilled to get this opportunity.”
Greg Inglis Kangaroo Squad Selection
4th October 2016
Congratulations to Rabbtiohs Captain, Greg Inglis, who has been named in the 2016 Four Nations Kangaroos squad! The Australian Rugby League Commission has today selected the following players to represent the Australian Kangaroos in the 2016 Four Nations tournament. The 24-man squad to play in the Four Nations in the UK against England, New Zealand and Scotland.
Mociedreke Fiji Squad Selection
4th October 2016
Congratulations to Bears fullback Stevini Mociedreke who has been selected in Fiji Bati squad for its end of season clash with Samoa.
Sam, Tom and George Burgess England Squad Selection
10th October 2016
England coach Wayne Bennett has named his first squad for this autumn’s Ladbrokes Four Nations and the upcoming International Test against France. The 24-man squad includes 15 players from last year’s International Series win against the ranked No.1 team in the world, New Zealand. South Sydney Rabbitohs’ Sam Burgess also returns to the squad three years after last appearing for England in the 2013 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand. Tom and George Burgess have also been named within the 24 man squad once again.
Sam Burgess England Test Captain Selection
18th October 2016
Sam Burgess has been named captain of the England Rugby League team by new Head Coach, Wayne Bennett. Burgess, who has played for his country 16 times (England 14 / Great Britain 2), will captain the side throughout the 2016 Four Nations in the absence of the injured Sean O’Loughlin, who has been ruled out of the tournament through injury. Speaking about his appointment as captain, Burgess, said: “It is an absolute honour and privilege to be asked to captain my country and to lead this group through the Four Nations tournament. I want to thank Wayne for having the trust and belief that I can do the job and I am determined to do my best for this team. “Although I am captain on the field for this tournament, there are a group of leaders in this squad and I know that we will work together and as hard as possible to try to achieve success on the pitch for England.” Burgess, who plays his club rugby for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, is playing for the national side for the first time since the 2013 World Cup semi-final. He will captain the team against New Zealand, Scotland and Australia, in the last International tournament before next year’s Rugby League World Cup. Discussing the decision to make Burgess England captain, Head Coach Wayne Bennett, said: “I know the importance and pride that is placed on being captain of England. In Sam I believe we have got the right guy for the job whilst Sean is injured. He is a player and man who leads from the front and has the utmost respect from his teammates and fellow professionals. “I know how much it means to Sam to play for his country, he is a huge player across our sport and he knows how to inspire and get the best out of people. I am certain he will do a great job as England captain.” Burgess’ first game as captain will be against the world number one nation New Zealand at a sold out John Smiths Stadium in Huddersfield on Saturday 29 October. England will then take on Scotland at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Saturday 5th November in a double header alongside Australia v New Zealand. Finally England will take on World Champions Australia on Sunday 13th November at the London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park before Burgess will hope to lead the team out in the final at Anfield, Liverpool on Sunday November 20th.
Tom and George Burgess France Test Selections
21st October 2016
Wayne Bennett has named his first England 19-man squad for this Saturday’s international Test against France in Avignon at Parc des Sports. Congratulations to Tom Burgess who starts at lock and George Burgess who starts on the bench.
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