USA name World Cup squad

USA have named a 24-man squad for the World Cup, which includes Salford utility Ryan McGoldrick and former Hull KR back-rower Clint Newton.

Ten of the squad were born in America, while nine have played in the country’s domestic competition.

Notable names from the NRL include captain Joseph Paulo and brother Junior, of Parramatta Eels, and ex-Wakefield wing Matt Petersen.

USA face Cook Islands in Bristol on October 30, before games against Wales in Wrexham (November 3) and Scotland at Salford (November 7).

Squad: Mark Cantoni (Dalby), Andrew Durutalo (USA Eagles), Bureta Faraimo (Mackay Cutters), Gabriel Farley (Southampton Dragons), Kristian Freed (Connecticut Wildcats), Mike Garvey (Ipswich Jets), Roman Hifo (Mangere East Hawks, New Zealand), Danny Howard (Wentworthville), Stephen Howard (Tuggeranong Vikings), Luke Hume (New York Knights), Judah Lavulo (Cabramatta), Joel Luani (Wests Tigers), David Marando (Belrose), Ryan McGoldrick (Salford City Reds), Clint Newton (Penrith Panthers), Mark Offerdahl (Connecticut Wildcats), Joseph Paulo (Parramatta Eels), Junior Paulo (Parramatta Eels), Craig Priestly (Southampton Dragons), Matt Petersen (Cudgen Hornets), Tui Samoa (Redcliffe Dolphins), Matt Shipway (Newcastle), Les Soloai, Lelauloto Tagaloa (Hawaii Chiefs).

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