Bureta Faraimo named in USA squad for World Cup 9s

Drew Darbyshire

Hull FC star Bureta Faraimo has been included in the USA squad to take part in the World Cup 9s this autumn.

The World Cup 9s takes place at Parramatta’s Bankwest Stadium on the weekend of October 18-19.

Cronulla Sharks star Ronaldo Mulitalo has also been called-up to the national squad by coach Sean Rutgerson.

Toulouse outside-back Junior Vaivai, soon-to-be Villeneuve prop Eddy Pettybourne and Sheffield’s 1895 Cup winner Corey Makelim will also don the United States jerseys again.

Rutgerson has picked Jay Florimo, the son of North Sydney and Wigan star Greg. Jay’s mother was born on a US army base in Germany to an American father.

The Hawks are in a “group of death” with Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea for this autumn’s 9s tournament.

USA 9s squad:

David Washington (Jacksonville)

Charlie Jones (Jacksonville)

Khalial Harris (Jacksonville)

Brandon Anderson (Brooklyn)

Jamil Robinson (Brooklyn)

Marcus Satavu (Brooklyn)

Conner Donehue (Brooklyn)

Ryan Burroughs (Nova)

Bureta Faraimo (Hull)

Cory Makelim (Sheffield)

Danny Howard (Wentworthville)

Jerome Veve souths (Logan)

Kristian Freed (Wests Mitchelton)

Jay Florimo (The Entrance)

Eddy Pettybourne (Central Queensland)

Joe Eichner (Northern Pride)

Mark Offerdahl (Goondawindi)

Junior Vaivai (Toulouse)

Ronaldo Mulitalo (Cronulla)

Brock Davies (Brooklyn)

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