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Queensland Universities training. Griffith University - Nathan campus

Queensland have dominated the Australian Universities team chosen for next year’s World Cup in Sydney.

In one of the biggest splits in University rugby league history, the student Maroons’ garnered 15 of the 21 spots in the national side.

That was thanks to the commanding 40-6 win Queensland produced on Saturday at Suzuki Stadium.

The Australian Universities team will assemble for a camp in February ahead of the Universities World Cup, which will be held next July.

It will be coached by former NRL mentor Matt Elliott, with Tweed Heads’ Intrust Super Cup coach Aaron Zimmerle to be his assistant.


Jamie Anderson (Queensland)
Kelly Benson (NSW)
Jayden Best (Queensland)
David Faunuku (NSW)
Lane Ferling (Queensland)
Jarrod Lee (Queensland)
Seamus Leyland (NSW)
Chris Medcalf (Queensland)
Michael O'Keefe (Queensland)
Chris Ostwald (Queensland)
Michael Pearsall (NSW)
Jack Peoples (Queensland)
Ethan Price (Queensland)
Giovanni Rapana (Queensland)
Mackenzie Reid (Queensland)
Joshua Rudolph (Queensland)
David Sheridan (Queensland)
Brendon Simpson (NSW)
Izsak Taalili (NSW)
Kobe Tararo (Queensland)
Nick Timm (Queensland)

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