13 Oct 2009

White and Gidley confirm spots for Four Nations tour

4:49 pm on 13 October 2009

The Kangaroos pair Brett White and Kurt Gidley have confirmed their spots for the Four Nations tournament in Europe after passing fitness tests.

Newcastle and New South Wales skipper Gidley's been struggling with a calf injury picked up in the Knights' NRL finals defeat to the Bulldogs last month.

Melbourne prop White had been nursing a shoulder problem he picked up in the Storm's grand final win over Parramatta, and after putting his wedding back to make the tour he said he was never going to miss out.

White's Melbourne teammate Billy Slater also said there has been no reaction to a hip problem and would also be fit to take his place on the flight to the UK on Friday.

Parramatta second-rower Nathan Hindmarsh is also expected to be given the all clear to tour following a shoulder problem.