Posted: 22 October, 2014

Sharks Want Barba

Cronulla is reportedly chasing Ben Barba to fill the hole left by the sacked Todd Carney

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Ben Barba of the Broncos breaks through the defence before going on to score a try against the Newcastle Knights at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane Photo: Getty Images

Cronulla is reportedly chasing Ben Barba to fill the hole left by the sacked Todd Carney.

It's understood the Broncos won't stand in the 25-year-old fullback's way if he decides to join the wooden-spooners because of the surplus of fullbacks Brisbane have on its books already, with Darius Boyd believed to be coach Wayne Bennett's preferred option.

Fairfax Media reports the Sharks have been talking to the former Dally M Medal winner for some time and see him as a marquee signing.

In 2013, Barba left the Bulldogs on compassionate grounds to be closer to his family in Queensland, but it appears he may be willing to return to Sydney if the price is right.

The Sharks have lost a few players this year including Carney and promising hooker Michael Lichaa (who is off to Canterbury). The biggest signing the Sharks have for next season is former Bulldogs skipper Michael Ennis.

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Posted: 21 October, 2014

Four Nations Teams - Week One

Five debutants have been named for the Kangaroos Four Nations opener against New Zealand on Saturday

UPDATE: Josh Hoffman has been rushed into the New Zealand Four Nations squad, after Panthers flyer Dallin Watene-Zelezniak broke his foot on the Gold Coast on Sunday. He will miss the rest of the Four Nations tournament.

It's believed the Dragons Gerard Beale will replace Dallin on the wing, with Hoffman part of the 20-man squad. Full team lists below.

Four Nations Team Lists

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Five debutants have been named for the Kangaroos Four Nations opener against New Zealand on Saturday.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN LIVE: Hear all the Four Nations action on Triple M.

Josh Mansour, Daniel Tupou, Dylan Walker, Aaron Woods and Aidan Guerra are in an extended 20-man squad. Full team lists below.

Australia v New Zealand - Sat 25 Oct, 6.30pm (AEST), Suncorp Stadium

Australia

1 Greg Inglis
2 Josh Mansour
3 Michael Jennings
4 Dylan Walker
5 Daniel Tupou
6 Daly Cherry-Evans
7 Cooper Cronk
8 Aaron Woods
9 Cameron Smith (c)
10 Sam Thaiday
11 Beau Scott
12 Ryan Hoffman
13 Greg Bird

Interchange:
14 Robbie Farah
15 Aidan Guerra
16 Josh Papalii
17 Corey Parker
18 Boyd Cordner
19 David Klemmer
20 Sione Mata'utia

Coach: Tim Sheens

New Zealand

1 Peta Hiku
2 Jason Nightingale
3 Shaun Kenny-Dowall
4 Dean Whare
5 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
6 Kieran Foran
7 Shaun Johnson
8 Jesse Bromwich
9 Thomas Leuluai
10 Adam Blair
11 Simon Mannering (c)
12 Kevin Proctor
13 Jason Taumalolo

Interchange:
14 Lewis Brown
15 Greg Eastwood
16 Martin Taupau
17 Tohu Harris
18 Suaia Matagi

Coach: Stephen Kearney

England v Samoa - Sat 25 October, 4:00pm (AEST), Suncorp Stadium

England

1 Sam Tomkins
2 Josh Charnley
3 Kallum Watkins
4 Michael Shenton
5 Ryan Hall
6 Gareth Widdop
7 Matty Smith
8 George Burgess
9 Josh Hodgson
10 James Graham (c)
11 Liam Farrell
12 Joel Tomkins
13 Joe Westerman

Interchange:
14 Daryl Clark
15 Brett Ferres
16 Tom Burgess
17 Chris Hill

Coach: Steve McNamara

Samoa

1 Tim Simona
2 Antonio Winterstein
3 Ricky Leutele
4 Joey Leilua
5 Daniel Vidot
6 Ben Roberts
7 Kyle Stanley
8 Sam Tagataese
9 Michael Sio
10 David Fa'alogo
11 Frank Pritchard
12 Leeson Ah Mau
13 Josh McGuire

Interchange:
14 Pita Godinet
15 Jesse Sene-Lefao
16 Isaac Liu
17 Mose Masoe
18 Dunamis Lui

Coach: Matt Parish

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Tags: Four Nations, Australia Kangaroos, New Zealand Kiwis, Toa Samoa, England

Posted: 21 October, 2014

Sterlo On Hayne, Parra

One of Parra's greatest players gives his opinion on Jarryd Hayne leaving and where to now for Parramatta

As one of Parramatta's greatest players we ask Peter Sterling's opinion on Jarryd Hayne dropping it all to have a crack at NFL and where the club needs to spend its money to cover the loss of the club's best player. Listen to the full audio below.

On Jarryd Hayne

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Jarryd Hayne makes a break against the Knights at Pirtek Stadium in 2014 Photo: Getty Images

"As a Parramatta fan I'm disappointed [he's leaving the NRL]… especially coming off the season that he did. It'll be tougher to win games without him," he said, on Triple M's nightly sports show, The Rush Hour.

Where Should The Eels Spend Their Money?

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Will Hopoate of Parramatta may be making a positional switch Photo: Getty Images

"They need to buy some quality in a couple of different positions," he said.

"I wouldn't be surprised if Will Hopoate goes to fullback. That's where he played all his junior football. And maybe you’re looking at a class centre, maybe in the halves or a back rower possibly".

On Anthony Watmough

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Anthony Watmough passes the ball during a Sea Eagles training session at Sydney Academy of Sport in 2014 Photo: Getty Images

"I'm concerned about the injury concerns that Anthony [Watmough] has had of recent times and he's past 30 [years old] now. You don't want to be paying too much money for that," he admitted.

"I still think they can get some good football out of him but I don't know how much long term."

Chris Sandow Or New Halfback?

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Parramatta halfback Chris Sandow takes a breather Photo: Getty Images

"Chris Sandow played some really good football this year, I’m yet to be convinced," he said.

"He did come off a good season and a lot of that had to do with the blokes around him and the coaching.

"But if there’s a young half out there that you could invest in, like a Ben Hunt (Broncos), I think that would be something Parramatta would need to look at." 

On Josh Hoffman, Ben Barba

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Broncos fullback Josh Hoffman looks to break a tackle earlier this season Photo: Getty Images

"There might be a little bit of value there. I don't know what Brisbane are going to do with all the [fullbacks] they've got," he said..

"Whether it's [Josh] Hoffman or [Ben] Barba, they would have to be serious considerations for Parramatta." Listen to the full audio below.

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Posted: 21 October, 2014

Sideshow Bob Is Back!

Former Parramatta player Matt Petersen is returning to rugby league

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Matt Petersen of the Eels in action during the second NRL Qualifying Final against the Brisbane Broncos at ANZ Stadium in 2002 Photo: Getty Images

Hot off the heels of former NRL bad boy Chris Walker announcing his return, former Parramatta and Gold Coast Titans player Matt Petersen is also returning to rugby league.

The 34-year-old winger will join Chris Walker at the Toowoomba Valleys in the Brisbane A-League rugby league competition!

Parra fans will fondly remember him as "Sideshow Bob" because of his "thick, curly hair". He was an energetic winger who had a bit of speed about him but prone to the odd error or two as well.

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Welcome to the Roosters, Matt Petersen Photo: Toowoomba Valleys

The West Australian born player made his debut for the Cowboys in 2002 before spending four years at Parramatta (2002-2006).

He finished his NRL career at the Gold Coast Titans in 2008 before taking up an offer to join the UK Super League with Wakefield Trinity.

He retired in 2009, but he made a brief comeback last year playing for the USA in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

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Matt Petersen of the Eels runs with the ball against the Sea Eagles at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 2006 Photo: Getty Images

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Posted: 21 October, 2014

Top 5 Must-Keep Dragons

Despite the salary cap pressure, here are the five players St George simply can't afford to lose

There are reports up to eight Dragons players are in line to be moved on with the NRL club reportedly half a million dollars over the salary cap.

There are some pretty handy players on this hit list, all potential match winners that have played rep footy.

The Daily Telegraph listed Trent Merrin, Gerard Beale, Jason Nightinglae, Dylan Farrell, Jack Stockwell, Brett Morris, Dan Hunt, Adam Quinlan and Josh Dugan as players the Dragons may have to let go.

We've listed the Top 5 players St George simply can't afford to lose.

1. Brett Morris

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Brett Morris Photo: Getty Images

The NSW Origin and Test flyer is regarded as one of the best finishers in the game and he's spent his entire career at the Dragons, having made his debut in 2009.

The 28-year-old winger is the third most-capped Red V player and brings a lot of firepower to the back line.

There are reports St George Illawarra will release Brett Morris from the last year of his contract to join twin brother Josh at the Bulldogs.

2. Josh Dugan

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Josh Dugan Photo: Getty Images

The Daily Telegraph reported the Dragons asked Dugan for a pay cut but his management have denied this.

The Dragons definitely need him at fullback and there is an argument that he needs them.

Everyone knows how great a talent he is and he has shown that in his first season with St George Illawarra.

3. Trent Merrin

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Trent Merrin Photo: Getty Images

The NSW Origin forward is regarded by many as one of footy's most promising young forwards.

It's believed a host of clubs are after his signature with many seeing his mobility and ability to pop a pass as major skills. At 25 years old, he still has a lot to offer.

"The word is Trent Merrin wants $800,000 and has got a host of clubs who are willing to give it to him," Brent Read told Triple M's nightly sports show, The Rush Hour.

4. Jason Nightingale

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Jason Nightingale Photo: Getty Images

The Kiwi international is off contract next season and it's believed he has received big offers from UK Super League clubs.

The 28-year-old is one of the best finishers in the game, but it's uncertain the Dragons would be prepared to match rival offers.

5. Gerard Beale

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Gerard Beale Photo: Getty Images

Gerard Beale joined the Dragons from Brisbane in 2013, bringing with him some impressive back line skills. However the 24-year-old has struggled to stay on the field, having suffered season-long injuries since joining St George.

It's believed the former Brisbane player may join the Titans or Sharks next season.

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Tags: St George Illawarra Dragons, Josh Dugan, Brett Morris, Jason Nightingale, Trent Merrin, Gerard Beale, Dylan Farrell, Adam Quinlan, Jack Stockwell, Dan Hunt

Posted: 20 October, 2014

Eels Want Welshman

Reports Parramatta have their sights set on Wigan prop Gil Dudson

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Gil Dudson of Wigan Warriors in action during the Super League Grand Final against Warrington Wolves at Old Trafford in 2013 in England Photo: Getty Images

There are reports the Eels have their sights set on another international, this time from Wales.

According to Rugby League Week Parramatta are extremely interested in Gil Dudson - a hard-running Welshmen who has been carving it up for Wigan in the UK Super League.

The 24-year-old has 49 Super League games under his belt and he was out here at the beginning of the year playing against the Roosters in the World Club Challenge.

It's no secret coach Brad Arthur's has made toughness a number one priority for the Eels next year, having signed hardnut Richard Fa'aoso, while Manly enforcer Anthony Watmough is firmly in the club's sights.

The Eels already have former Wigan prop Lee Mossop on their books, while Aussie ball-playing forward Shannan MacPherson will play for the blue and gold next year after two seasons with Salford in the UK Super League.

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Highlights of Gil Dudson of Wigan Warriors in the UK Super League Photo: Getty Images

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Posted: 20 October, 2014

NRL Bad Boy Returns To Rugby League

Former NRL bad boy Chris Walker is lacing up the boots again

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Jeff Robson congratulates Chris Walker of the Eels after he scored a try against the Sharks at Parramatta Stadium in 2011 Photo: Getty Images

Look who's back! After retiring from the NRL in 2011, former NRL bad boy Chris Walker is lacing up the boots again.

The 34-year-old winger will make his return with the Toowoomba Valleys Roosters, having played there as a junior some years ago.

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Welcome to the Roosters, Chris Walker Photo: Toowoomba Valleys Roosters Facebook page

Walker played 163 first grade for six NRL clubs over a 12-year career, which included a stint with Les Catalans in the UK Super League where he played 12 games.

He made his debut the Brisbane Broncos in 1999, before moving to Souths (2003), Sydney Roosters (2003-2005), Storm (2006), Titans (2007-2009) and Les Catalans (2010) before finishing up his career at Parramatta in 2011.

He also played six Origins for Queensland, but his career was overshadowed by his off-field behaviour, where he gained a bit of a reputation as a bad boy following a number of alcohol-related incidents.

Following a number of injuries, Walker retired from the NRL in 2011, after playing just five games with the Parramatta Eels.

In 2011 Valleys Roosters cemented their place in history books by winning their 6th successive premiership title in the Toowoomba Rugby League competition.

They are the first team in the history of Toowoomba rugby league to achieve this.

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Posted: 20 October, 2014

NRL Stars In Hot Water

Reports Canterbury not happy with Reni Maitua following nightclub incident

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Reni Maitua of the Bulldogs runs in for a try during against the Gold Coast Titans at Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast Photo: Getty Images

There are reports Reni Maitua may have played his last game for the Bulldogs as the NRL investigates a fight involving members of the Samoa Four Nations team at a Brisbane nightclub on Sunday night.

The NRL is investigating the brawl, which happened outside the Hot Gossip nightclub in Fortitude Valley and saw Cowboys player Tautau Moga arrested.

The 32-year-old Maitua is the Samoa captain and has been stood down for this weekend's match against England, alongside Moga and Sauaso Sue pending an NRL Integrity Unit review of the incident.

Maitua was suspended by Canterbury last year for assaulting a taxi driver. He was reinstated by the club's board with strict strings attached, including a complete alcohol ban.

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Members of the Samoa rugby league team pictured in Southbank, Brisbane Photo: reni_maitua11 instagram

Meanwhile, Samoa coach Matt Parish expressed his disappointment at the lack of professionalism shown by the players involved in the incident.

“They are professional athletes and they knew we were training the next day,” Parish told Fairfax Media. “You’ve got to turn up in an appropriate condition to train," he told Fairfax Media.

“Personally very [disappointed] but that’s what rugby league is about. You get your ups and downs you’ve got to move on. You can’t change what’s happened. It’s how you react to it."

Earlier On Triple M

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Samoa coach Matt Parish Photo: Getty Images

In an official statement, Samoan coach Matt Parish has told Triple M team management is co-operating with the NRL Integrity Unit and authorities following the incident on the weekend.

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“In the meantime, until the matter is resolved, our focus is on preparing for our first game in the Four Nations tournament against England,” Parish said.

Samoa play England in the Four Nations this Saturday night.

Earlier On Triple M

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Tautau Moga of the Cowboys runs at the Dragons at WIN Jubilee Stadium in 2014 Photo: Getty Images

There are reports North Queensland Cowboys player Tautau Moga has been arrested after an incident at the Hot Gossip nightclub in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane on Sunday night.

It's believed the incident happened after a night out spent in a VIP nightclub booth. It's also understood Bulldogs player and Samoa captain Reni Maitua was also there.

The 20-year-old Cowboys centre is currently on tour representing Samoa, who are playing in the Four Nations tournament, which begins this Saturday.

The Courier Mail reports eight men have been charged for offences including public nuisance, obstructing police and assault. The Samoa players are due to face court on November 4.

Samoa coach Matt Parish has confirmed his players were being investigated by police.

“We are co-operating with authorities. As there is a police investigation it would be inappropriate for me to comment further,” he told The Courier Mail.

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Tags: Samoa, Toa Samoa, Four Nations

Posted: 20 October, 2014

Junior Kiwis vs Kangaroos Heated Haka

During the Test over this weekend Kiwis and Kangaroos came face to face during the haka.

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A heated haka during a test as the Junior Kiwis face off against the Junior Kangaroos. (Video: Youtube - NZAUTV Rugby League)

During the test over the weekend the Junior Kangaroos faced off against the Junior Kiwis for the traditional pre-match haka.

This time around it got pretty heated as the teams went face to face almost breaking into a brawl before the match started at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.

The Junior Kangaroos were positioned as favourites before the match however, the Kiwis beat them just in the dying moments of the match with a field goal ending it 15-14.

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Posted: 19 October, 2014

Roosters Nightclub Incident

Man pleads guilty to punching another man while in the presence of Roosters prop Frank Paul Nu'Uausala

A man has pleaded guilty to punching another man in the face and breaking his nose outside a Double Bay bar early Sunday morning while in the presence of Sydney Roosters prop Frank Paul Nu'Uausala.

Court documents reveal 35 year old Chris Downie yelled "Roosters suck" to Nu'Uausala and his friend Mulinuu Unasa.

The pair followed Downie out of the bar and another verbal altercation took place before Unasa punched Downie with his right fist causing him to fall back.

Unasa, an electrician from New Zealand, was arrested that night in Kensington and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He spent the night in custody and today pleaded guilty to the charge at Waverley Local court.

The court heard he had consumed 10 drinks before the altercation but wasn't under the affects of alcohol.

The judge noted Unasa showed remorse and despite the prosecution arguing against bail, it was granted on the basis he not consume any alcohol or drugs and cannot make contact with the victim.

Unasa will return to court in December for sentencing.

The NRL Integrity Unit has been made aware of the incident while The Roosters have no further comment.

Earlier On Triple M

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The Golden Sheaf Hotel Photo: Facebook

A man is preparing to face court in Waverly charged over a bloodied attack at the Golden Sheaf in Double Bay at the weekend.

The 35-year-old victim suffered a broken nose and fractured jaw after allegedly being attacked by a 29-year-old in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The victim claims that Roosters player Frank-Paul Nu’uausala was also there but wasn't directly involved.

The Roosters club told Triple M Frank Paul was there but stressed he was not the perpetrator.

“The Sydney Roosters are aware of an overnight incident at Double Bay which allegedly included a Roosters player. The club has informed the NRL Integrity Unit," said a club spokesperson.

“As this is a matter involving the police, the club is not in a position to make any further comment at this time.”

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Club stress Frank-Paul Nu’uausala was not the perpetrator Photo: Getty Images

NSW Police Statement

Detectives have arrested and charged a man over an alleged assault at Double Bay.

Emergency services were called to a hotel on New South Head Road just before 1.30am yesterday (Sunday 19 October 2014), where they found a man injured.

The 35-year-old was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital where he was treated for a broken nose and other facial injuries.

Police from Rose Bay Local Area Command attended and commenced inquiries.

Investigators were told the man was assaulted by another man following a verbal altercation outside the hotel.

The man fled before police arrived.

Following inquiries, a 29-year-old man was arrested at Maroubra Police Station about 6.45pm yesterday.

The Maroubra man was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and was bail refused to appear at Waverley Local Court today (Monday 20 October 2014).

Earlier On Triple M

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NRL investigating incident involving Sydney Roosters Photo: Getty Images

There are reports a Sydney Roosters player was involved in a violent assault outside a Double Bay nightclub in Sydney on Saturday night.

The incident is believed to have happened outside the trendy Golden Sheaf Hotel.

A 35-year-old man was left with a broken nose.

"I was unconscious for a couple of minutes – they woke me up with my face like this," he said, in a report on Channel Nine.

It's believed the NRL club is aware of the incident and are investigating the matter.

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Posted: 17 October, 2014

TEAM LISTS: Four Nations Australia, New Zealand, England, Toa Samoa

The Four Nations starts October 25th, here are the full line-ups.

It's going to be one hell of a tournament with Australia picking a really fresh team with 10 rookies going up against the tough looking English, our fierce rivals New Zealand and the wild card Samoa.

MG shows his excitement for the Four Nations.

"I'm very excited, excited to see the new breed of young Aussies pull on the coat of arms."

"Excited to see the new look Kiwis, especially the Penrith boys."

"Excited to see five NRL teams in the England team, they're going to be a team to watch I think and excited to see the unpredictable Samoa team that consists of a vast array of internationals."


Australia

Greg Bird (Titans), Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles), Boyd Cordner (Roosters), Cooper Cronk (Storm), Robbie Farah (Wests Tigers), Aidan Guerra (Roosters), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Ben Hunt (Broncos), Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs), Josh Jackson (Bulldogs), Michael Jennings (Roosters), Alex Johnston (Rabbitohs), David Klemmer (Bulldogs), Josh Mansour (Panthers), Matt Moylan (Panthers), Sione Mata’utia (Knights), Josh Papalii (Raiders), Corey Parker (Broncos), Beau Scott (Knights), Cameron Smith (c) (torm), Sam Thaiday (Broncos), Daniel Tupou (Roosters), Dylan Walker (Rabbitohs), Aaron Woods (Wests Tigers)

New Zealand

Gerard Beale (Dragons), Adam Blair (Wests Tigers), Jesse Bromwich (Storm), Lewis Brown (Panthers), Greg Eastwood (Bulldogs), Sosaia Feki (Sharks), Kieran Foran (Sea Eagles), Tohu Harris (Storm), Siliva Havili (Warriors), Peta Hiku (Sea Eagles), Shaun Johnson (Warriors), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Roosters), Thomas Leuluai ( Warriors), Issac Luke (Rabbitohs), Simon Mannering (Warriors), Suaia Matagi (Warriors), Jason Nightingale (St George Illawarra Dragons), Kevin Proctor (Storm), Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys), Martin Taupau (Wests Tigers), Bodene Thompson (Wests Tigers), Manu Vatuvei (Warriors), Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Panthers), Dean Whare (Panthers)

England

George Burgess (Rabbitohs), Tom Burgess (Rabbitohs), Joe Burgess (Wigan), Josh Charnley (Wigan) Daryl Clark (Castleford), Mike Cooper (St George Illawarra Dragons), Liam Farrell (Wigan), Brett Ferres (Huddersfield), James Graham (Bulldogs), Ryan Hall (Leeds), Zak Hardaker (Leeds), Chris Hill (Warrington), Josh Hodgson (Hull KR), Sean O’Loughlin (Wigan, capt), Stefan Ratchford (Warrington), Dan Sarginson (Wigan), Michael Shenton (Castleford), Matty Smith (Wigan), Joel Tomkins (Wigan), Sam Tomkins (Warriors), Kallum Watkins (Leeds), Joe Westerman (Hull), Elliott Whitehead (Catalan Dragons), Gareth Widdop (St George Illawarra Dragons).

Toa Samoa

Leeson Ah Mau (St George Illawarra Dragons), David Fa’alogo (Knights), Pita Godinet (Wildcats), Tim Lafai (Bulldogs), Joey Leilua (Knights), Isaac Liu (Roosters), Dunamis Lui (Sea Eagles), Penani Manumalealii (Sharks), Mose Masoe (St Helens), Peter Mata’utia (St George Illawarra Dragons), Reni Maitua (Bulldogs), Tautau Moga (Cowboys), Dominique Peyroux (Warriors), Frank Pritchard (Bulldogs), Ben Roberts (Storm), Tim Simona (Wests Tigers), Michael Sio (Warriors), Kyle Stanley (St George Illawarra Dragons), Sauaso Sue (Wests Tigers), Jesse Sene-Lefao (Sea Eagles), Sam Tagataese (Sharks), Daniel Vidot (Broncos), Antonio Winterstein (Cowboys).

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Posted: 17 October, 2014

Four Nations Match Officials

Four Nations match officials have been confirmed for the tournament, which begins on October 25

Four Nations match officials have been confirmed for the tournament, which begins on October 25.

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“It’s obviously a great opportunity for these match officials, who are from different competitions and different nations, to come together and officiate in a very important tournament,” Mr Archer said.

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Henry Perenara gets a shot at the Four Nations Photo: Getty Images

The match officials are listed below (in alphabetical order):
Grant Atkins (Touch Judge - Australia)
Phil Bentham (Referee - England)
Anthony Elliott (Touch Judge - New Zealand)
Robert Hicks (Touch Judge - England)
Henry Perenara (Referee and Video Referee - New Zealand)
Ian Smith (Video Referee - England)
Bernard Sutton (Video Referee - Australia)
Gerard Sutton (Referee - Australia)
Jason Walsh (Touch Judge - Australia)

Ben Cummins (Replacement Referee - Australia)

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