Norman joins Australian Prime Minister’s XIII squad
Parramatta Eels five-eighth Corey Norman has joined the Australian Prime Minister’s XIII squad to take on Papua New Guinea Prime Minister's XIII in Port Moresby on Saturday 23 September.
Norman's call up as 18th man in Head Coach Mal Meninga's will be his first representative jersey.
Norman joined the squad in place of Josh Papalii, who was a late withdrawal for family reasons.
With a little more than a month to go until the Rugby League World Cup, Meninga said the annual invitational match would be used as a genuine selection trial for players pushing for spots in the Kangaroos' World Cup squad.
The Prime Minister’s XIII and Harvey Norman Jillaroos squads will engage in a series of events, community visits and coaching clinics today in Port Moresby and are supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
Australian Prime Minister’s XIII:
James Tedesco (Wests Tigers)
Dane Gagai (Newcastle Knights)
Josh Dugan (St George-Illawarra Dragons)
Tom Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
Valentine Holmes (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)*
Jack Bird (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)*
James Maloney (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
Aaron Woods © (Wests Tigers)
Api Koroisau (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)*
Andrew Fifita (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)*
Tyson Frizell (St George-Illawarra Dragons)
Josh Jackson (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Jake Trbojevic (Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles)
Wade Graham (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
David Klemmer (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Dylan Walker (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)*
Paul Vaughan (St George-Illawarra Dragons)*
Corey Norman (Parramatta Eels)*
Coach: Mal Meninga
*Denotes PMXIII debut
Harvey Norman Jillaroos PNG:
Stephanie Hancock (C)
Renae Kunst (C)