SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: Paul Vaughan of the Dragons scores a try during the round 25 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Pepper Stadium on August 27, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Italy have named a strong train-on squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup which features a host of NRL stars.

James Tedesco and Paul Vaughan have both been named and will represent Italy if they are not chosen for the Australian squad.

While NRL players Aidan Guerra, Nathan Brown, Daniel Alvaro and Josh Aloiai have also been selected.

Former NRL stars Mark Minichiello and Terry Campese have been named alongside a number of players from the English Super League, as well as the QLD and NSW Cup sides.

Also named in the squad is Jack Johns, the son of Matthew Johns, who plays for Newcastle Knights Under 20s team.

The squad will be reduced to 24 players before 13 October.

Italy Training Squad

Aidan Guerra (Sydney Roosters)
Alberto Mariani (Brianza Tigers)
Alec Susino (Mounties)
Alex Mammone (Halifax)
Alvise Rigo (Leoni Veneti)
Brenden Santi (Wyong Roos)
Chris Centrone (Wyong Roos)
Colin Wilkie (Northern Pride)
Christophe Calegari (Palau XIII Broncos)
Daniel Alvaro (Parramatta Eels)
Fabio Borina (Spartans Catania)
Dean Parata (Blacktown Workers)
Edoardo Pezzano (Spartans Catania/Tully Tigers)
Emanuele Passera (XIII del Ducato)
Fabrizio Ciaurro (XIII del Ducato)
Gavin Hiscox (Central Queensland Capras)
Gioele Celerino (Saluzzo NWR/Tully Tigers)
Giorgio Draghi (Brianza Tigers)
Giuseppe Pagani (Lions Brescia)
Ismail Byaoui (Lions Brescia)
Jack Campagnolo (Northern Pride)
Jack Johns (Newcastle Knights)
James Tedesco (Wests Tigers)
Jayden Walker (Cronulla Sharks)
Jaume Giorgis (Saluzzo NWR)
Joe Tramontana (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Joel Riethmuller (Northern Pride)
Josh Aloiai (Wests Tigers)
Josh Mantellato (Wyong Roos)
Justin Castellaro (Northern Pride)
Kieran Quabba ( Townsville Districts Blackhawks)
Lorenzo Leandro (Lions Brescia)
Lucas Bruzzone (Saluzzo NWR)
Luis Lollo (Brianza Tigers)
Luke Polselli (Manly Sea Eagles)
Mark Minichiello (Hull FC)
Mason Cerruto (St Marys)
Matt Parata (Souths Logan Magpies)
Mirco Bergamasco (Leoni Veneti)
Nathan Brown (Parramatta Eels)
Nathan Milone (Wests Tigers)
Oliver Gildart (Wigan Warriors)
Davide Spinnato (XIII Lovers Palermo)
Patrick Ziliotti (Brianza Tigers)
Paul Vaughan (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Richard Lepori (Oldham Roughyeds)
Ryan Ghietti (Northern Pride)
Ryan King (Cronulla Sharks)
Ryan Tramonte (Windsor Wolves)
Igor Gianmario (Spartans Catania)
Shannon Wakeman (Huddersfield Giants)
Simone Boscolo (Leoni Veneti/Tully Tigers)
Terry Campese (Queanbeyan Blues)
Tommaso Nicoli (Leoni Veneti

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