Anderson names 25 man Exiles Squad
Exiles Head Coach Daniel Anderson has named a 25-man squad to pick from for next week’s second game against England in the International Origin Series 2012.
As with England, the Exiles agreed not to pick any more than three players from any Super League club, which added to the possibility of injuries from this weekend’s game has created the need for a larger squad.
Anderson said: “It is conceivable that with the short turnaround from the games this weekend some players won’t be available. We’ve attempted to satisfy some of the requests from clubs in a difficult period. There are no more than three players from any club, which accounts for many of the changes from game one.
“Also, many of the more mature members of the squad have found it challenging on their bodies to get ready when faced with three games in seven days.
Talking about the specific challenge of the second game, Anderson said “I hope we get better weather, I hope the crowd can get to watch a style of footie that better reflects Super League.
“We’ll pick a strong team but we only have three days to prepare so the game has its challenges. England have rested players, they’ll have four or five changes and we’ll have at least that, so it’s a different game this time.
“But I think the game will be exciting. England are one up so they may have more freedom to attack. Equally we have to win, so we’ll be going for it”.
The Exiles play England at the Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield on Wednesday July 4.
Exiles 25-man squad for International Origin Series – Game 2
*Anthony Gelling (Wigan Warriors)
Antonio Kaufusi (London Broncos)
*Ben Galea (Hull Kingston Rovers)
Brett Hodgson (Captain & Warrington Wolves)
*Daniel Holdsworth (Salford City Reds)
Daryl Millard (Catalan Dragons)
David Faiumu (Huddersfield Giants)
David Fa'alogo (Huddersfield Giants)
Epalahame Lauaki (Wigan Warriors)
Francis Meli (St Helens)
*Heath L’Estrange (Bradford Bulls)
*Jake Webster (Hull Kingston Rovers)
*Jason Chan (Huddersfield Giants)
Joel Monaghan (Warrington Wolves)
*Joel Moon (Salford City Reds)
Kylie Leuluai (Leeds Rhinos)
Lance Hohaia (St Helens)
*Michael Robertson (London Broncos)
*Michael Dobson (Hull Kingston Rovers)
Scott Dureau (Catalan Dragons)
Sia Soliola (St Helens)
*Steve Menzies (Catalan Dragons)
Trent Waterhouse (Warrington Wolves)
*Vince Mellars (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats)
Willie Manu (Hull FC)
*= uncapped by Exiles so far