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  • Parramatta Eels players Reed Mahoney, Mitch Moses, Clint Gutherson, Blake Ferguson and Nathan Brown have today been selected in the Australian Prime Minister’s XIII side to clash with Fiji on 11 October, making the first official Prime Minister’s XIII matches in the country.

    After showing a keen interest last year, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, was again heavily involved in helping men's coach Mal Meninga pick the players for the clash.

    Sharks back-rower Wade Graham will captain the men's team and is one of five players to have represented Australia. The side includes 12 debutants.

    “The Prime Minister’s XIII match is a key match in the representative calendar for a number of reasons,” Meninga said.

    “It’s part of the representative pathway that rewards the players strong performances from the premiership season, as well as showcasing the positive impact rugby league has for communities throughout the Pacific.

    “The Prime Minister and I had some discussions recently about the make up of the side and believe we’ve struck a solid balance of youth and experience for next Friday’s fixture in Suva.”

    Both the men’s and women’s side will travel to Brisbane next Monday (7th October), before departing to Fiji the following day (Tuesday).

  • Are they all going to have a ScumBoy prayer session instead of warm up?

     

  • Great work to the boys... 

    Big call out to Reed. What a season and we'll deserved

    A bit surprised with NBrowns selection, out for a while and I didn't think his best season but we'll done

  • How does Junior miss a spot in that team.

    • He is a Samoan rep - just sayin'

      • You are correct of course. However given the opportunity he would play for NSW and the Kangaroos. Without hesitation and has already been to a session with Fittler’s fringe origin hopefuls 

        • Yes, but currently he is committed to Samoa, therefore not eligible for any kind of Australian selection. He has to commit to Australia BEFORE he can be pipcked, or even considered, and rightfully so.

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