With the NRL season rapidly coming to a conclusion and the Tonga Vs Australia Test approaching, here is a speculated side that may take the field on the 20th of October in New Zealand.
Mal Meninga will have a tough task ahead on picking his side because talent available across the board. This side consists of a fair mix of Queenslanders and New South Welshmen.
There is speed, agility and great footwork amongst the back five and dominant forwards across the board.
Damien Cook is the live-wire No.9 backing up his incredible season as Souths first choice hooker.
In the side there is plenty of young talent like Val Holmes and Latrell Mitchell mixed with some old heads such as Greg Inglis and Boyd Cordner that will provide leadership to the team.
The side has many experienced players that have represented the green and gold before.
Players such as Cameron Munster, Josh Maguire, David Klemmer will help young players such as Kalyn Ponga and Nathan Clearly feel at home.
My Kangaroos’ side for the Test against Tonga:
- James Tedesco
- Val Holmes
- Greg Inglis (C)
- Latrell Mitchell
- Josh Addo- Carr
- Cameron Munster
- Nathan Cleary
- David Klemmer
- Damien Cook
- Reagan Campbell-Gillard
- Boyd Cordner
- Gavin Cooper
- Josh McGuire
- Kalyn Ponga
- Jake Trbojevic
- Felise Kaufusi
- Josh Papalii
- James Maloney
- Tyson Frizell
Players unlucky to miss out:
James Maloney, Tyson Frizell, Angus Crichton, Corey Oates, Will Chambers, Adam Reynolds and Tom Trbojevic. These players have all contributed well to their Origin teams and club seasons.
Again this my opinion and feel free to comment your side below. I feel that I have done an excellent job at naming a quality side that will dominate Tonga.