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Congratulations to three Eels captains at World Cup

Congratulations to three Eels captains at World Cup


The Parramatta Eels would like to congratulate our three players named as captains of their countries at the Rugby League World Cup.

Junior Paulo has been named to lead Samoa, Mitch Moses will captain Lebanon and Nathan Brown will lead Italy.

It’s the first time all three players will captain their countries at a World Cup.


Parramatta Eels CEO Jim Sarantinos said it’s a testament to the quality of players the Club has produced.

“I want to offer a huge congratulations to Junior, Mitch and Nathan for their appointments as captains of their countries,” Sarantinos said.

“It’s a great reflection of the successful season the Club has had and the leadership qualities all three players demonstrate.

“I wish all our Eels representatives the best over the next six weeks of competition.


The Eels have 16 players who represented the Club in 2022 competing in the tournament, which kicks off on Sunday in the UK including:

Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Australia)
Makahesi Makatoa (Cook Islands)
Waqa Blake (Fiji)
Maika Sivo (Fiji)
Nathan Brown (Italy)
Jack Colovatti (Italy)
Luca Moretti (Italy)
Elie El-Zakhem (Lebanon)
Mitchell Moses (Lebanon)
Dylan Brown (New Zealand)
Marata Niukore (New Zealand)
Isaiah Papali'i (New Zealand)
Oregon Kaufusi (Samoa)
Junior Paulo (Samoa)
Luke Bain (Scotland) 
Will Penisini (Tonga)

Australia defeated England in the final of the last World Cup 2017.

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