COACH Adrian Lam has selected his Australian squad for the 2018 Rugby League Commonwealth Championships, which includes Batemans Bay product Jack Murchie – to be held at Redcliffe's Dolphin Stadium on February 23-24.
Lam said it was a great opportunity for the players to participate in the exhibition nine-a-side (under 23) tournament, being held in the lead-up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
"Many of these players are and have been in representative systems so I am looking forward to working with all of them," Lam said.
"We have former Junior Kangaroos and former Australian Schoolboys in the squad, so they are clearly seen as future representative players.
"This is an important step for them in what will be a great exhibition of rugby league and a wonderful initiative for the game."
Australia has been included in Pool A, alongside Fiji, Scotland and Wales.
Australian squad: Corey Allan (Brisbane Broncos), Jade Anderson (Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles), Michael Carroll (Townsville Blackhawks), Scott Drinkwater (Melbourne Storm), David Fifita (Brisbane Broncos), Brendan Frei (Sydney Roosters), Harry Grant (Melbourne Storm), Luke Huth (Newcastle Knights), Paul Momirovski (Sydney Roosters), Jack Murchie (Canberra Raiders), Ryan Papenhuyzen (Melbourne Storm), Ky Rodwell (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Hayden Schwass (Burleigh Bears), Luke Sharpe (Wyong Roos) and Katoni Staggs (Brisbane Broncos).