Aussies name team for Scotland game

Five players will make their debuts for Australia when the Kangaroos take on Scotland on Friday night.

Fullback Matt Moylan, centre Justin O’Neill, five-eighth James Maloney, lock Jake Trbojevic and interchange player Jake Friend will all play in the green and gold jersey for the first time.

The likes of Greg Inglis and Jonathan Thurston has been rested. Cooper Cronk will play his 30th Test match for Australia against the Bravehearts.

“I always planned to ensure the entire 24-man squad has played across the Perth Test and the Four Nations match against Scotland and that will set us up nicely for the rest of the tournament,” Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga said.

“I do have an idea of what my best possible squad would be but all players know they can break into the top team with a strong performance.”

Australian team:

1 Matt Moyla
2 Josh Mansour
3 Justin O’Neill
4 Josh Dugan
5 Blake Ferguson
6 James Maloney
7 Cooper Cronk
8 Aaron Woods
9 Cameron Smith
10 David Klemmer
11 Sam Thaiday
12 Tyson Frizell
13 Jake Trbojevic
14 Jake Friend
15 Shannon Boyd
16 Trent Merrin
17 Michael Morgan
18 Valentine Holmes
19 Boyd Cordner

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