Rugby League 2022 International Tests

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Six Grand Finalists named as Kiwis finalise World Cup squad: https://www.nrl.com/news/2022/10/03/six-grand-finalists-named-as-kiwis-finalise-world-cup-squad/

Yewwwww that's a pretty stacked squad for my Kiwis! Super excited about what we can produce at this World Cup and I really think we're a great chance of winning it.

Graham, Murray and Mitchell earn Kangaroos call up: https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2022/10/03/graham-murray-and-mitchell-earn-kangaroos-call-up/

Congrats to all our boys who got picked for Aus, particularly Stretch! The other two were expected but I'm just so happy to see him in there for a potential debut. He bloody deserves it and it's great to see him finally get the credit he deserves.

Also cool to see Cam named vice captain. That's huge too, what an honor for him. Speaks volumes about his leadership.
 
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Penrith's best snubbed as Cleary dealt truth bomb, Bunnies gun's claim ignored - Winners and Losers: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/wo...m/news-story/136e6c9f5bc83dd06fc56b4ee42d4b13

Johnston selected for PNG Kumuls World Cup squad: https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2022/10/03/johnston-selected-for-png-kumuls-world-cup-squad/

Huge congrats AJ!! This will be his first World Cup I believe?

Koloamatangi, Tatola and Havili selected for Tonga World Cup Squad: https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2...nd-havili-selected-for-tonga-world-cup-squad/

Also, congrats to our three lads who will proudly represent Tonga!
 

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Multiple stars could be forced out of World Cup by admin issue

A new challenge has emerged as players prepare for the Rugby League World Cup, with the news that some off-contract players may be unable to secure insurance from their respective nations and be forced to withdraw.

While the Daily Telegraph reports that the Australian Rugby League Commission has agreed to cover all players, including those who are off-contract, representing the Kangaroos, they won't be covering rival nations.

This means that players currently without a club for 2023 – like Marty Taupau – risk playing without insurance if a deal cannot be struck, which means that they could face a significant financial cost themselves should they suffer an injury in the tournament.

Taupau is one of a number of off-contract players currently selected for the cup, including Andrew Fifita (Tonga), Cooper Johns (Italy), Josh Mansour (Lebanon) and Chanel Harris-Tavita (Samoa).

The Telegraph reports the ARLC have come out with the announcement as they prepare for the likelihood that some players could ask for insurance despite not having played at the top level for several seasons.

This is another administrative headache leading into the tournament, after it was revealed a few weeks ago that the NRL and RLPA had become stuck in negotiations regarding a new pay deal, with the current arrangement set to expire midway through the tournament.

Once again it remains unclear how such a seemingly significant issue has only been brought to light at the 11th hour.

“If I had to go to England uninsured and off-contract I'd be concerned,” an anonymous player manager told the Telegraph.

“I hope all nations cover their players because no-one should have to face the prospect of injury without cover.

“I think players have asked their playing nations and are waiting for a reply.

“If a tier-two nation said they couldn't insure an off-contract player then that player would have to question whether it's worth playing in the World Cup.”
 

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Six Grand Finalists named as Kiwis finalise World Cup squad: https://www.nrl.com/news/2022/10/03/six-grand-finalists-named-as-kiwis-finalise-world-cup-squad/

Yewwwww that's a pretty stacked squad for my Kiwis! Super excited about what we can produce at this World Cup and I really think we're a great chance of winning it.

Graham, Murray and Mitchell earn Kangaroos call up: https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2022/10/03/graham-murray-and-mitchell-earn-kangaroos-call-up/

Congrats to all our boys who got picked for Aus, particularly Stretch! The other two were expected but I'm just so happy to see him in there for a potential debut. He bloody deserves it and it's great to see him finally get the credit he deserves.

Also cool to see Cam named vice captain. That's huge too, what an honor for him. Speaks volumes about his leadership.
I reckon that's the best Kiwi team I've seen.
 
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