Posted: 26 October, 2016
The Triple M Grill Team has applauded Mal Meninga for selecting five debutants ahead of Australia’s Four Nations clash with Scotland.
Matt Moylan, James Maloney, Justin O'Neill, Jake Trbojevic and Jake Friend have been selected.
“Fabulous for NSW next year too, people like Trbojevic and Moylan continue to get more experience at the top level,” said Matty Johns.
Matt Moylan, Josh Mansour, Justin O'Neill, Josh Dugan, Blake Ferguson, James Maloney, Cooper Cronk, Aaron Woods, Cameron Smith (capt), David Klemmer, Sam Thaiday, Tyson Frizell, Jake Trobojevic. Interchange: Jake Friend, Shannon Boyd, Trent Merrin, Michael Morgan, Valentine Holmes. (one to be omitted).
Danny Addy (Bradford Bulls), Euan Aitkin (Dragons), Ryan Brierley (Huddersfield Giants), Sam Brooks (Widnes Vikings), Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants), Tyler Cassel (Wests Tigers,), Lachlan Coote (Cowboys), Luke Douglas (Titans), Dale Ferguson (Bradford Bulls), Ben Hellewell (London Broncos), Liam Hood (Leigh Centurions), Ben Kavanagh (Bradford Bulls), Kane Linnett (Cowboys), Ryan Maneely (Halifax), Frankie Mariano (Castleford Tigers), Billy McConnachie (Ipswich Jets), Kieran Moran (Hull KR), Brett Phillips (Workington Town), Callum Phillips (Workington Town), Sheldon Powe-Hobbs (Northern Pride), Matthew Russell (Warrington Wolves), Lewis Tierney (Wigan Warriors), Dave Scott (Batley Bulldogs), Adam Walker (Hull KR).
Earlier On Triple M
Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga has named five debutants for Saturday morning's Four Nations opener against Scotland in Hull.
Ten changes have also been made to the side that beat New Zealand in Perth earlier this month.
Matt Moylan will start at fullback, James Maloney is named at five-eighth, Justin O'Neill selected in the centres with Manly young gun Jake Trbojevic at lock.
Sydney Roosters hooker Jake Friend forms part of a five-man bench with Meninga opting against resting Cameron Smith for the match against the tournament minnows.
Maloney's selection caps off a fantastic 12 months in which he won a grand final in his first season with Cronulla and he'll partner Cooper Cronk, who is making his 30th Test appearance, in the halves.
Greg Inglis, Johnathan Thurston, Matt Scott and Darius Boyd have been omitted with one eye very much on next Saturday's clash with New Zealand at Coventry.