4 Jun 2011

McClennan completes his Exiles squad

2:02 pm on 4 June 2011

Brian McClennan has made his final three selections for the Exiles squad to face England in the inaugural International rugby league Origin match at Headingly next week.

The former New Zealand coach has included Wakefield forward Glenn Morrison, St Helens prop Josh Perry and Huddersfield forward David Fa'alogo.

The contest is to become an annual fixture between the England national rugby league team and an Exiles side consisting of Australian and New Zealand players currently playing in Super League.

Thirteen of the players were selected from a poll of more than 10,000 fans, and they include evergreen forward Steve Menzies, at 37 the oldest player in Super League, whose sparkling form for Catalan Dragons this year was recognised.

Among those picked by McClennan is Leeds prop Kylie Leuluai, who is set to line up alongside his cousin Thomas, the Wigan and New Zealand scrum-half.

Squad: Danny Buderus (captain, Leeds Aus), Thomas Leuluai (vice capt, Wigan Warriors & NZ), Louis Anderson (Warrington & NZ), George Carmont (Wigan & NZ), Rangi Chase (Castleford & NZ), David Fa'alogo (Huddersfield & NZ), David Faiumu (Huddersfield & NZ), Craig Fitzgibbon (Hull FC & Aus), Brett Hodgson (Warrington & Aus), Matt King (Warrington & Aus), Kylie Leuluai (Leeds & NZ), Willie Manu (Hull FC & Tonga), Francis Meli (St Helens & NZ), Steve Menzies (Catalan Dragons & Ausa), Michael Monaghan (Warrington Wolves & Aus), Glenn Morrison (Wakefield & Aus), Mark O'Meley (Hull FC & Aus), Josh Perry (St Helens & Aus),Tony Puletua (St Helens & NZ), Pat Richards (Wigan & Aus), Iosia Soliola (St Helens & NZ), Brent Webb (Leeds & NZ).