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Vice-Captain Boyd Cordner is set to add an Australian cap to his Country RL and NSW Blues debuts already achieved earlier this season, with the young backrower named on the bench for the Kangaroos clash with Fiji in the second round of Pool matches at the Rugby League World Cup.

Cordner wasn't considered by Tim Sheens for the tournament opening clash with hosts England, however a reshuffle by the former Wests Tigers Coach has seen a host of changes made to the Aussie side and the young-gun gifted his chance in the Green and Gold from the bench.

Undoubtedly a star of the future for the Kangaroos, Cordner couldn't have been blamed for thinking it wasn't coming this season however after suffering an injury in the final Rounds of the regular season that saw him miss every match up until his heroic comeback for the Grand Final against Manly.

Roosters team mate Michael Jennings has also been named for his first match of the World Cup and second for the Kangaroos, after making his Australian debut back in 2009.

At the last World Cup, held here in Australia, Jennings was up against Australia as he competed for Tonga.

Jennings will start at centre after Greg Inglis was named at fullback in the absence of Billy Slater, who has been rested by Sheens.
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