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Kangaroos squad to face Lebanon

Australia Kangaroos Media Release

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James Maloney and Ben Hunt will make their first appearances of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup on Saturday night against Lebanon at Allianz Stadium.

Australian Kangaroos Coach Mal Meninga has named Maloney at five-eighth and Hunt on the interchange bench for the clash.
 
Valentine Holmes will play at fullback, while Cameron Munster and Tom Trbojevic will get their opportunities in the centres.
 
“After Saturday night, every member of our squad will have played in the tournament, which gives us a great chance to see some combinations,” Meninga said.
 
“We will also have a good opportunity to see a number of players in different positions which will be important for us as we progress through the tournament.”
 
The 21-man squad to face Lebanon is as follows:
 

No

Player

Kangaroos No

1.

Valentine Holmes

809

2.

Dane Gagai

816

3.

Tom Trbojevic

820

4.

Cameron Munster

822

5.

Josh Mansour

790

6.

James Maloney

811

7.

Cooper Cronk

744

8.

Aaron Woods

793

9.

Cameron Smith (c)

738

10.

David Klemmer

797

11.

Boyd Cordner

787

12.

Matt Gillett

789

13.

Felise Kaufusi

821

14.

Ben Hunt

796

15.

Jordan McLean

818

16.

Reagan Campbell-Gillard

819

17

Wade Graham

817

18.

Josh McGuire

806

19.

Michael Morgan

807

20.

Josh Dugan

801

21.

Billy Slater

751