Nathan Peats to consider Greece call-up at World Cup

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Toulouse hooker Nathan Peats has confirmed he has held discussions with Greece and will consider representing his heritage at this year’s World Cup.

The 31-year-old qualifies through his grandfather, and has never represented the country before.

The former NRL player has made more than 200 career appearances and made the switch to Toulouse mid-way through the current Super League season.

He represented New South Wales three times during the 2017 Origin in Australia, and has also played for the Indigenous All Stars.

Now this year, he could represent Greece in their first ever World Cup appearance.

However, Peats admitted he will have to consider the potential call-up, declaring his body may need a rest after a gruelling 12 months. 

“I was definitely keen last year and was going to put my hand up,” Peets told Love Rugby League. 

“This year, I think I’ve played almost 50 games non-stop with Super League last year, then French Elite 1 then heading straight back into Super League with Toulouse. 

“I’ll see how the body manages at the end of the year.”

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Nathan Peats amongst several big name potentials

Peats is one of several big named players that could represent Greece at this year’s World Cup.

Steve Georgallis’ side will feature in Group A in the men’s competition alongside France, Samoa and hosts England.

South Sydney Rabbitohs half-back Lachlan Ilias has committed to Greece ahead of their first-ever World Cup. The 22-year-old qualifies through his heritage. 

Meanwhile, Rabbitohs team-mate Nick Nougious could also feature for Greece.

Billy Tsikrikas, Peter Mamouzelos and former Warrington forward Billy Magoulias are amongst other star names who qualify for Greece. 

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About Josh McAllister 1909 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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