Exiles squad named for International Origin Match

Date published: Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Exiles coach Daniel Anderson has named his 22-man squad for the 2012 International Origin Series opener against England at Langtree Park, St Helens, on Saturday June 16 (6.45pm).

Exiles captain and full-back Brett Hogdson is joined by Warrington Wolves team-mates Trent Waterhouse and brothers Joel and Michael Monaghan.

Catalan Dragons have five representatives in the squad with Daryl Millard, Lopini Paea, Scott Dureau and Setaimata Sa joining the recently announced Louis Anderson.

Francis Meli from St Helens is joined by club-mates Sia Soliola, Tony Puletua, Anthony Laffranchi and Lance Hohaia. From Wigan Warriors there is last year’s Exiles vice-captain Thomas Leuluai, Brett Finch, Jeff Lima and George Carmont.

After missing last year’s match through injury, Luke O’Donnell re-joins the Exiles squad alongside Huddersfield Giants team-mate David Faiumu and a sole representative from London Broncos Antonio Kaufusi.

Tickets for both matches in the International Origin Series are now on general sale and can be purchased through the RFL Ticket office on 0844 856 1113 or by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk.

Tickets for the opening fixture at Langtree Park, St Helens, on Saturday June 16 (6.45pm) cost from £18 (£9 concessions) for standing and £21 (£10 concessions) seating. Tickets for the all-seater second fixture at Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield, on Wednesday July 4 (7.45pm) cost from £21 (£10 concessions).

Community groups and clubs can take advantage of a fantastic ticket offer with the RFL launching a group ticket deal whereby fans can take advantage of a seated match ticket, an England replica shirt and an Exiles replica shirt for only £44.00 for an adult and £34.00 for a concession (senior citizen over 65 and junior under-16). To take advantage of the group deal, please contact Ray Tennant 07595 520338 or Bev Coleman 07595 520578 and show your support for England and international Rugby League this summer.

Exiles 22-man Squad

In alphabetical order with clubs and previous Exiles appearance and international appearances.

Louis Anderson                       Catalan Dragons                    1 Exiles; 17 (NZ)

George Carmont                     Wigan Warriors                      1 Exiles; 3 (Samoa)

Scott Dureau                           Catalan Dragons

David Faiumu                        Huddersfield Giants                 1 Exiles; 10 (NZ), 1 (Samoa)

Brett Finch                              Wigan Warriors                       3 (NSW)

Brett Hodgson (Captain)         Warrington Wolves                 1 Exiles; 6 (NSW)

Lance Hohaia                          St Helens                                29 (NZ)

Antonio Kaufusi                       London Broncos                     1 (Aus), 3 (Tonga); 1 (Q)

Anthony Laffranchi                  St Helens                                5 (Aus); 4 (NSW)

Thomas Leuluai                      Wigan Warriors                       1 Exiles; 30 (NZ)

Jeff Lima                                 Wigan Warriors                        6 (NZ)

Willie Manu                              Hull FC                                    1 Exiles; 6 (Tonga)

Francis Meli                             St Helens                                1 Exiles; 14 (NZ), 6 (Samoa)

Daryl Millard                            Catalan Dragons                     4 (Fiji)

Joel Monaghan                        Warrington Wolves                 5 (Aus); 2 (NSW)

Michael Monaghan                  Warrington Wolves

Luke O’Donnell                       Huddersfield Giants                10 (Aus); 4 (NSW)

Lopini Paea                             Catalan Dragons                     3 (Tonga)

Tony Puletua                           St Helens                                1 Exiles; 22 (NZ), 3 (Samoa)

Setaimata Sa                          Catalan Dragons                     5 (Samoa); 3 (NZ)

Sia Soliola                               St Helens                                1 Exiles; 11 (NZ)

Trent Waterhouse                   Warrington Wolves                 12 (Aus); 5 (NSW)