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

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.


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