MELLARS GETS EXILES CALL UP

posted on 28 June 2012

Wildcats centre Vince Mellars has been named in the 25-man Exiles squad chosen by Daniel Anderson for the second Origin clash on Wednesday.

Vince Mellars has been named in the 25-man Exiles squad.

The Kiwi has three tries to his name in 2012 and will join up with Assistant Coach Glenn Morrison, Physio Simon Wray and Doctor John Lynagh as Wildcats representatives in the Exiles camp.

As with England, the Exiles agreed not to pick any more than three players from any Super League club, which added to the possibility of injuries from this weekend’s game has created the need for a larger squad.

Anderson said: “It is conceivable that with the short turnaround from the games this weekend some players won’t be available. We’ve attempted to satisfy some of the requests from clubs in a difficult period. There are no more than three players from any club, which accounts for many of the changes from game one.

“Also, many of the more mature members of the squad have found it challenging on their bodies to get ready when faced with three games in seven days.

Talking about the specific challenge of the second game, Anderson said “I hope we get better weather, I hope the crowd can get to watch a style of footie that better reflects Super League.

“We’ll pick a strong team but we only have three days to prepare so the game has its challenges. England have rested players, they’ll have four or five changes and we’ll have at least that, so it’s a different game this time.

“But I think the game will be exciting. England are one up so they may have more freedom to attack. Equally we have to win, so we’ll be going for it”.

The Exiles play England at the Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield on Wednesday July 4.

Exiles 25-man squad for International Origin Series – Game 2

Listed in alphabetical order

*Anthony Gelling                                          Wigan Warriors

Antonio Kaufusi                                           London Broncos

*Ben Galea                                                   Hull Kingston Rovers

Brett Hodgson (Captain)                             Warrington Wolves

*Daniel Holdsworth                                      Salford City Reds

Daryl Millard                                                 Catalan Dragons

David Faiumu                                              Huddersfield Giants

David Fa’alogo                                             Huddersfield Giants

Epalahame Lauaki                                       Wigan Warriors

Francis Meli                                                 St Helens

*Heath L’Estrange                                         Bradford Bulls

*Jake Webster                                               Hull Kingston Rovers

*Jason Chan                                                  Huddersfield Giants

Joel Monaghan                                             Warrington Wolves

*Joel Moon                                                    Salford City Reds

Kylie Leuluai                                                 Leeds Rhinos

Lance Hohaia                                               St Helens

*Michael Robertson                                     London Broncos

*Michael Dobson                                         Hull Kingston Rovers

Scott Dureau                                                Catalan Dragons

Sia Soliola                                                    St Helens

*Steve Menzies                                            Catalan Dragons

Trent Waterhouse                                        Warrington Wolves

*Vince Mellars                                              Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

Willie Manu                                                   Hull FC

*= uncapped by Exiles so far

Tickets for the International Origin Series Game 2 fixture between England and the Exiles at Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield, on Wednesday July 4 (7.45pm) cost from £21 (£10 concessions) and can be purchased through the RFL Ticket office on 0844 856 1113 or by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk.

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