The Prime Minister’s XIII team to face Papua New Guinea on October 6 has been named, with Manly Sea Eagles halfback Daly Cherry Evans leading the squad.
Cherry-Evans is one of three Manly players in the line-up, while Cronulla and St George both have four representatives each.
The Manly playmaker last played a Test for Australia in 2014, but will be hoping to push for selection in the Kangaroos’ October Tests against New Zealand and Tonga.
Mel Meninga opted for a blend of both youth and experience in the side’s ahead of the upcoming Test schedule.
“Playing in Papua New Guinea is a privilege, as there really is nothing like it anywhere in the world,” Meninga said.
“We have struck a good balance by including some of our more experienced representative players to play alongside some very talented young players.
“A strong performance in Port Moresby on Saturday week will go some way to helping decide the final squads we take across to New Zealand for the upcoming Tests.”
PNG’s squad can be found here.
|1||Corey Allan||Brisbane Broncos|
|2||Zac Lomax||St George Illawarra Dragons|
|3||Jesse Ramien||Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks|
|4||Brian Kelly||Manly Warringah Sea Eagles|
|5||Nick Cotric||Canberra Raiders|
|6||Jake Clifford||North Queensland Cowboys|
|7||Daly Cherry-Evans ©||Manly Warringah Sea Eagles|
|8||David Klemmer||Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs|
|9||Ben Hunt||St George Illawarra Dragons|
|10||Jordan McLean||North Queensland Cowboys|
|11||Tyson Frizell||St George Illawarra Dragons|
|12||Tyrone Peachey||Penrith Panthers|
|13||Jake Trbojevic||Manly Warringah Sea Eagles|
|14||Aaron Woods||Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks|
|15||Reagan Campbell-Gillard||Penrith Panthers|
|16||Matt Prior||Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks|
|17||Chad Townsend||Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks|
|18||Gehamat Shibasaki||Brisbane Broncos|
|19||Reece Robson||St George Illawarra Dragons|
|20||Enari Tuala||North Queensland Cowboys|