BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 02: The Australian Kangaroos celebrate victory as captain Cameron Smith holds up the world cup trophy after the 2017 Rugby League World Cup Final between the Australian Kangaroos and England at Suncorp Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

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:

  1. James Tedesco
  2. Val Holmes
  3. Greg Inglis (C)
  4. Latrell Mitchell
  5. Josh Addo- Carr
  6. Cameron Munster
  7. Nathan Cleary
  8. David Klemmer
  9. Damien Cook
  10. Reagan Campbell-Gillard
  11. Boyd Cordner
  12. Gavin Cooper
  13. Josh McGuire
  14. Kalyn Ponga
  15. Jake Trbojevic
  16. Felise Kaufusi
  17. Josh Papalii
  18. James Maloney
  19. Tyson Frizell
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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.

33 COMMENTS

  1. Magnificent centres, Tonga will be playing this game through the middle, if for some bizarre reason Tonga ventures out wide, then the twin “crusher tackling brothers” shall pounce.

  2. Latrell Mitchell is such a solid defender and carrier of the ball but goes missing too often for me. He has the potential to be one of the best in the game if he could turn it on for the whole game each week.

  3. Gavin Cooper, after an average year, getting a Test debut on the right hand side of the field? Over Frizell, Kaufusi and Crichton? Especially Frizell, who has done nothing to lose a spot. And Cleary won’t be chosen over Maloney. Even with Peter Wallace directing the team around for him, he still couldn’t withstand the pressure and win his team the game against Cronulla and get them into the prelims.

    • Gavin cooper was in great form towards the end of the year and for Maloney to play he would be playing out of position and with an injury.

  4. Agree with some but not all. Frizell will be one of the first forwards picked. Latrell Mitchell lacks the maturity – Chambers will probably get this spot or Dugan. Moylan will get a spot, maybe on the bench. Tariq Simms or DeBelin might get a bench spot if fit. Why is Josh Jackson no longer considered for rep games?

    • Latrell lacks maturity? I think the way he handled himself in Origin 1 when Chambers spent all game trying to bait him rather than play footy showed different. Chambers didn’t take the bait all game and instead completely outplayed Chambers. I am not saying that one game proves he deserves a spot, but he definitely showed great levels of maturity in that game.

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  6. 1. Tedesco
    2. Holmes
    3. Inglis
    4. Mitchell
    5. Addo-Carr
    6. Munster
    7. Reynolds/DCE
    8. Klemperer
    9. Cook
    10. Campbell-Gillard
    11. Cordner
    12. Frizell
    13. McGuire
    14. DCE/Ponga
    15. Trobjevic
    16. Papalli
    17. Kaufusi
    18. Ponga/DCE/Reynolds (whoever doesn’t get picked initially)
    19. Crichton

  7. My goodness how does Cooper make your squad who isn’t a right side specialist second rower, make it over players who are right side players such as Frizell, Crichton and Kaufusi!!!

    1. Tedesco
    2. Addo-Carr
    3. Inglis
    4. Mitchell
    5. Holmes
    6. Munster
    7. Maloney
    8. Klemmer
    9. Cook
    10. Campbell-Gillard
    11. Cordner
    12. Frizell
    13. McGuire

    14. Ponga
    15. Trobjevic
    16. De Belin
    17. Crichton

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  9. 1. Tedesco
    2. Holmes
    3. Mitchell
    4. Inglis
    5. Addo-Carr
    6. Munster
    7. Maloney
    8. Klemmer
    9. Cook
    10. RCG
    11. Cordner
    12. Frizell
    13. Trbojevic

    14. Ponga
    15. Papalii
    16. McGuire
    17. De Belin/Kaufusi

  10. 1.B.Slater
    2. V.Holmes
    3.W.Chambers
    4.G.Inglis ( c)
    5.B.Ferguson
    6.J.Maloney
    7.B.Hunt
    8.D.Klemmer
    9.J.Friend
    10.R.Campell-Gillard
    11.T.Frizell
    12.B.Cordner
    13.J.Trobojevic

    14. C.Munster
    15. J.Papalii
    16. J.Maguire
    17.A.Woods

    • Hunt will not make that side as the HB. DCE was well and truly better in the third game than Hunt was in either of the first 2. It will be between DCE, Cleary and Reynolds in my opinion with Reynolds getting the nod if the Bunnies win the GF. DCE would probably be the first choice if they don’t with Cleary coming into camp as backup.

    • Hunt will never be a first choice rep HB, can’t handle pressure, everyone has figured chambers out, he is spent force now. Munster as overrated as he is, will run on at 6

  11. I think it will be close t
    Tedesco FB
    Addo-Carr, Mitchell, Cordner, Maloney left side
    Holmes, GI (C), Munster, Frizell right side
    Klemmer, McGuire, cook, RCG middle
    Hunt/DCE utility
    Jake T, kafousi, Papalii bench.

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