Roosters REPRESENTING at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup

The celebrations are over and its time to get back into the action for 16 of our very own, after more than half of Trent Robinsons 2013 NRL Squad were rewarded for their success this season with selection across seven teams at the Rugby League World Cup.


With Roosters representing in the colours of Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Italy, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Tonga in the tournament, theres still plenty of chances to see your favourites running around before the years end.


Boyd Cordner and Michael Jennings have both been named in Tim Sheens Kangaroos Squad, which is looking to claim Australias 10th tournament win since the inaugural World Cup in 1954.


Dally M second rower of the year, Cordner, is set to cap off a near perfect representative breakthrough season with a debut in the Green and Gold after debuting for both Country RL and NSW earlier in 2013.


While Jennings will be up for a battle within the squad of his own, with the centre in a three-way battle with Josh Morris and Brent Tate to claim the vacant right-side role left by the injured Justin Hodges.


Facing off with Sheens side in Group A will be England, Ireland and Fiji, with the latter seeing Roosters young-gun Kane Evans come up against Cordner and Jennings when the two sides meet on November 2nd in St Helens.


Evans, who was a part of the top squad in 2013 and starred for Newtown throughout the NSW Cup season, will join NRL stars Jayson Bukuya and Tariq Sims, along with NRL legend Petero Civoniceva, in the Rick Stone coached side.



Across to Group B and again just two of the four sides have Roosters within their ranks; however twice as many as Group A after five of our very own all of who played a role in the 2013 NRL Grand Final win were selected in Stephen Kearneys Kiwi outfit.


Sam Moa, Frank-Paul Nuuausala, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Sonny Bill Williams will all don the Black and White jersey of their home nation when their campaign kicks off on October 27 against Samoa.


Out to defend the title they won in 2009, after stunning the rugby league world with a come from behind win over the Kangaroos, the star-studded Kiwis outfit will undoubtedly be out to again show its far from a walk in the park for the Aussies in 2013.


In the only other side in Group B with Roosters featured, Holden Cup star Bosam (Nene) Macdonald will appear in Papua New Guinea colours.


France, who will join Samoa, PNG and New Zealand in Group B, will also have a future Rooster in their side with Remi Casty selected after another stellar season in the Super League for Catalans.


Casty will join the Roosters after his World Cup commitments have ended.



Group C/D will see three of six teams have Roosters represent their nation, including skipper Anthony Minichiello and Aidan Guerra for Italy, Tinirau Arona and Dylan Napa for the Cook Islands and Daniel Tupou, Nafe Seluini and Samisoni Langi for Tonga.


"Having this many players feature in a tournament of this magnitude is a true testament to the hard work that's been put in all season by players and staff," Recruitment Manager Peter O'Sullivan said.


"It's quite ironic when three of our stand-outs, in James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce and Jake Friend, miss out on selection but does show the depth we have here at the Roosters," said O'Sullivan.


Roosters REPRESENTING at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup


AUSTRALIA: Boyd Cordner, Michael Jennings


COOK ISLANDS: Tinirau Arona, Dylan Napa


FIJI: Kane Evans


ITALY: Aidan Guerra, Anthony Minichiello


NEW ZEALAND: Sam Moa, Frank-Paul Nuuausala, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Sonny Bill Williams


PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Bosam (Nene) Macdonald


TONGA: Samisoni Langi, Nafe Seluini, Daniel Tupou