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Boyd Cordner Named Captain of the Kangaroos

Sydney Roosters forward Boyd Cordner will captain the Kangaroos' squad for the Test matches against New Zealand and Tonga in October.

Cordner will replace Greg Inglis, who was today stood down for the matches, to be played on October 13 and October 20 at Mt Smart Stadium.

Cordner will be the first player from the Roosters to Captain the Kangaroos since Brad Fittler in 2001.

He will also be the first New South Wales Captain to skipper the Kangaroos since Danny Buderus in 2005.

"Both Boyd and Greg were strong candidates for the captaincy so clearly Boyd was next in line," Kangaroos Coach Mal Meninga said.

"Boyd has had exceptional success as a leader this season.

"He skippered NSW to a State of Origin series victory and also captained Sydney Roosters to a Premiership.

"Being able to captain the Kangaroos will cap a great year for him."

The updated squad, listed alphabetically, is as follows:

Reagan Campbell-Gillard | Penrith Panthers
Daly Cherry-Evans | Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Damien Cook | South Sydney Rabbitohs
Boyd Cordner (c) | Sydney Roosters
Tyson Frizell | St George Illawarra Dragons
Dane Gagai | South Sydney Rabbitohs
Valentine Holmes | Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Ben Hunt | St George Illawarra Dragons
Felise Kaufusi | Melbourne Storm
David Klemmer | Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Josh McGuire | Brisbane Broncos
Jordan McLean | North Queensland Cowboys
Latrell Mitchell | Sydney Roosters
Cameron Munster | Melbourne Storm
Tyrone Peachey | Penrith Panthers
James Tedesco | Sydney Roosters
Jake Trbojevic | Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Tom Trbojevic | Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Aaron Woods | Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks


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