Roosters Vice-Captain Boyd Cordner has this afternoon been named in Tim Sheens Australian Squad for Friday night's Trans-Tasman clash with New Zealand at Allianz Stadium.
Cordner was a member of last year's World Cup winning Kangaroos side and has been named on the bench in the side that will take on the Kiwi's at the Roosters home ground this coming Friday.
Cordner will join his Aussie team mates in camp from tomorrow, Monday 28 April, before a week's preparation for the annual clash.
Michael Jennings, who was a member of last year's RLWC winning side, was overlooked by selectors for the seventeen.
AUSTRALIA: Billy Slater (Melbourne Storm), Darius Boyd (Newcastle Knights), Greg Inglis (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Josh Morris (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Brett Morris (St George Illawarra Dragons), Johnathan Thurston (North Queensland Cowboys), Cooper Cronk (Melbourne Storm), Matt Scott (North Queensland Cowboys), Cameron Smith (c) (Melbourne Storm), James Tamou (North Queensland Cowboys), Greg Bird (Gold Coast Titans), Sam Thaiday (Brisbane Broncos), Paul Gallen (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), Daly Cherry-Evans (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles), Boyd Cordner (Sydney Roosters), Nate Myles (Gold Coast Titans), Corey Parker (Brisbane Broncos), Matt Gillett (Brisbane Broncos)