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Four Roosters named in Kangaroos Merit Team

Following an impressive State Of Origin campaign to cap off 2020, four members of the Sydney Roosters squad who represented the Blues have been named in the Gallagher Kangaroos Merit Team.

Roosters, Blues and Australian skipper Boyd Cordner retained the captaincy role in the Merit Team for his efforts in a season full of obstacles at club and state level.

Blues Vice Captain James Tedesco has been named as the starting fullback, while Daniel Tupou was named on the wing after a brilliant series as well as Angus Crichton on the interchange bench. 

ARL chairman Peter V’landys said the Commission was proud to work with the selection panel to name the best 17 from the Ampol State of Origin series.

"There is no greater honour in rugby league than representing your country, and while the pandemic has stopped the Gallagher Kangaroos from playing this year, it is still incredibly important for the Commission to acknowledge the best 17 from the Origin series," he said.

"This Merit Team includes some of the most exciting young players in the competition who I’m sure will be part of the Gallagher Kangaroos program for many years."

Congratulations to our four representatives on being named in the side. 

Hard work comes first | Angus Crichton

1. James Tedesco
2. Josh Addo-Carr
3. Dane Gagai
4. Jack Wighton
5. Daniel Tupou
6. Cameron Munster
7. Nathan Cleary
8. Josh Papalii
9. Damien Cook
10. Christian Welch
11. Boyd Cordner (c)
12. Felise Kaufusi
13. Cameron Murray
14. Ryan Papenhuyzen
15. Payne Haas
16. Angus Crichton
17. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui
Acknowledgement of Country

Sydney Roosters respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.