Campese Named to Start Against Ireland

Queanbeyan Blues captain-coach, Terry Campese, has been named to start at five-eighth Italy as they kick off the Rugby League World Cup campaign on Sunday against Ireland.

Campese starts in a strong Azzuri side that boasts the likes of James Tedesco and former Gungahlin Bulls junior, Paul Vaughan.

Meanwhile, Matt Walsh, who previously wrote a column for the Rugby League Record has also been named to start at halfback for the USA against Fiji.

Ireland v Italy
Barlow Park, Cairns, 2pm Sunday (3pm AEDT)

IRELAND
1   Scott Grix
2   Shannon McDonnell
3   Ed Chamberlain
4   Centre Michael MORGAN
5   Wing Liam Kay
6   Api Pewhairangi
7   Liam Finn (c)
8   1 Brad Singleton
9   Michael McIlorum
10   Kyle Amor
11   Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
12   Oliver Roberts
13   George King
14   Tyrone MCCARTHY
15   James HASSON
16   Joe Philbin
17   Anthony Mullally
18  Joe Keyes
19  Will Hope
20  Jack Higginson
21  Matty Hadden

ITALY
1   James TEDESCO
2   Mason CERRUTO
3   Justin CASTELLARO
4   Nathan MILONE
5   Josh MANTELLATO
6   Terry CAMPESE
7   Jack JOHNS
8   Paul VAUGHAN
9   Ryan GHIETTI
10  Daniel ALVARO
11  Joel RIETHMULLER
12  Mark MINICHIELLO (c)
13  Nathan BROWN
14  Colin WILKIE
15  Brendan SANTI
16  Shannon WAKEMAN
17  Jayden WALKER
18  Christophe CALEGRI
19  Christopher CENTRONE
20  Joe TRAMONTANA
21  Gavin HISCOX

Fiji v USA
Townsville Stadium, 7.40pm Saturday (8.40pm AEDT)

FIJI
1   Kevin NAIQAMA (c)
2   Suliasi VUNIVALU
3   Taane MILNE
4   Akuila UATE
5   Marcelo MONTOYA
6   Jarryd HAYNE
7   Henry RAIWALUI
8   Ashton SIMS
9   Apisai KOROISAU
10  Kane EVANS
11  Viliame KIKAU
12  Korbin SIMS
13  Tui KAMIKAMICA
14  Joe LOVODUA
15  Jacob SAIFITI
16  Eloni VUNAKECE
17  Petero Benjamin NAKUBUWAI
18  Brayden WILIAME
19  James STORER
20  Junior ROQICA
21  Pio SECI

USA
1   Corey MAKELIM
2   Ryan BURROUGHS
3   Junior VAIVAI
4   Jonathan ALLEY
5   Wing Bureta FARAIMO
6   Kristian FREED
7   Matthew WALSH
8   1 Eddy PETTYBOURNE
9   David MARANDO
10  Mark OFFERDAHL (c)
11  Danny HOWARD
12  Matt SHIPWAY
13  Nicholas NEWLIN
14  Sam TOCHTERMAN-TALBOTT
15  Andrew KNEISLY
16  Steve HOWARD
17  Gabriel FARLEY
18  Charles JOSEPH CORTALANO
19  Joe EICHNER
20  David ULCH
21  Joshua RICE

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