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Congratulations to Api Pewhairangi, who has been named in the 24-man Ireland squad to play in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup!

Api, who is eligible to play through his Irish grandmother is one of four NRL players to be named in the team, to be coached by Mark Aston.

The remaining squad is made up of Super League players and Ireland Championship players.

Ireland begins its World Cup campaign on October 28 in Rochdale, where they face the side that eliminated them from the 2008 tournament, Fiji.

Well done Api - we look forward to seeing you in action for Ireland!

Here is the full 24-man squad:


Dave Allen

Luke Ambler

Bob Beswick

Damien Blanch

Danny Bridge

Ben Currie

Liam Finn

Simon Finnigan

Scott Grix

Simon Grix

Kurt Haggerty

James Hasson

Rory Kostjasyn

Stuart Littler

Tyrone McCarthy

James Mendeika

Anthony Mullally

Eamon OCarroll

Apirana Pewhairangi

Pat Richards

Colton Roche

Marc Sneyd

Joshua Toole

Brett White
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