2008 Rugby League World Cup squads

2008 Rugby League World Cup squads

This article lists the official squads for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup in Australia. Each of the ten nations had a twenty four man squad. [ [http://warriors.sitesuite.ws/plugins/newsfeed.cgi?rm=content&plugin_data_id=25165 Two More Vodafone Warriors in World Cup Teams] @ NZ Warriors, 8th October, 2008.] [ [http://www.rlwc08.com/news/news/archive/2008/10/08/fiji-ireland-samoa-scotland-and-tonga-sides.aspx Fiji, Ireland, Samoa, Scotland and Tonga sides] @ Offical RLWC08 site, 8th October, 2008.]

Pool A


Head Coach: Ricky Stuart (flagicon|Australia)

Terry Campese, Petero Civoniceva, Craig Fitzgibbon, Israel Folau, Paul Gallen, Kurt Gidley, Justin Hodges, Greg Inglis, Brent Kite, Anthony Laffranchi, Darren Lockyer (capt), Joel Monaghan, Josh Perry, Steve Price, Scott Prince, Billy Slater, Cameron Smith, Brett Stewart, Glenn Stewart, Brent Tate, Johnathan Thurston, Anthony Tupou, Anthony Watmough, David Williams.

Michael Crocker was originally named but withdrew due to injury on the 9th of October. He was replaced by Anthony Tupou. [ [http://nrl.com/News/Latest/tabid/10244/default.aspx?id=53165 Tupou a Kangaroo again, replaces Crocker] @ NRL Official website, 09 Oct 2008]


Head Coach: Tony Smith (flagicon|England)

Rob Burrow, Mark Calderwood, Gareth Ellis, Mauire Faasavalu, Ade Gardner, Martin Gleeson, James Graham, Mickey Higham, Gareth Hock, Jamie Jones Buchanan, Jamie Langley, Danny McGuire, Adrian Morley, Jamie Peacock (capt), Leon Pryce, Rob Purdham, James Roby, Keith Senior, Kevin Sinfield, Lee Smith, Paul Sykes, Paul Wellens, Ben Westwood, Jon Wilkin.

New Zealand

Head Coach: Stephen Kearney (flagicon|NZ)

*Fuifui Moimoi and Taniela Tuiaki were originally named for Tonga but were ruled ineligible by the Rugby League International Federation after both switched from Tonga to New Zealand last year. [ [http://nrl.com/News/Latest/tabid/10244/default.aspx?id=53184 Moimoi, Tuiaki cannot play for Tonga] @ NRL Official website, 11 Oct 2008]
*Anthony Tupou was originally named but withdrew on the 9th of October after being called into the Australian squad. [ [http://nrl.com/News/Latest/tabid/10244/default.aspx?id=53165 Tupou a Kangaroo again, replaces Crocker] @ NRL Official website, 09 Oct 2008]

Welcome to Country

In addition an exhibition game will be played between an Aboriginal selection and a New Zealand Maori side as part of the official opening on October 26. [ [http://www.rlwc08.com/news/news/archive/2008/10/09/indigenous-dreamtime-team-named.aspx Indigenous Dreamtime team named] @ Offical RLWC08 site, 11th October, 2008.]

Indigenous Dreamtime Team

To be named.

New Zealand Maori

To be named.

Notes and references


* FB — Fullback
* WG — Wing
* CE — Centre
* FE — Five-Eighth
* HB — Halfback
* PR — Prop
* HK — Hooker
* SR — Second-Row
* LK — Lock
* UB — Utility Back
* UH — Utility Half


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