Rugby League World Cup: Boyd Cordner, Josh Papalii and Andrew Fifita called up by Australia

Last Updated: 07/10/13 3:48pm

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Boyd Cordner: Has been called up by Australia

Boyd Cordner: Has been called up by Australia

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Australia have included three uncapped players in their squad for the Rugby League World Cup.

Back-rowers Boyd Cordner and Josh Papalii and Cronulla Sharks prop Andrew Fifita have been named in the 24-man squad as Australia look to regain the trophy they lost to New Zealand in 2008.

Australia had won the previous six World Cups and Cameron Smith will captain a team that will be favourites for the tournament which begins on October 26.

Justin Hodges, Kurt Gidley and Anthony Watmough all missed out through injury.

Tim Sheens' men will meet up on October 10 before flying to the United Kingdom four days later where they will meet England in the tournament opener at the Millennium Stadium.

They then face Fiji on November 2 and Ireland on November 9 in their other Group A matches.

Australia: Smith (c), Gallen, Bird, Boyd, Cherry-Evans, Cordner, Cronk, Farah, Fifita, Hayne, Inglis, Jennings, Lewis, B Morris, J Morris, Myles, Papalii, Parker, Scott, Slater, Tamou, Tate, Thaiday, Thurston.

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