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Coach
Chris Anderson
 
Captain
Brad Fittler
 
Braith Anasta
Trent Barrett
Nathan Blacklock
Danny Buderus
Petero Civoniceva
Dane Carlaw
Mark Gasnier
Matthew Gidley
Andrew Johns
Robbie Kearns
Ben Kennedy
Darren Lockyer
Jamie Lyon
Adam MacDougall
Brad Meyers
Jason Ryles
Jason Stevens
Lote Tuqiri
Michael Vella
Daniel Wagon
Matthew Gidley

Age: 24
Height: 185cm
Weight: 98kg
Position: Centre
Club: Newcastle Knights

Matthew Gidley
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A big, strong back in the Michael Cronin mould, Gidley is able to draw in defenders and hold up the ball for quicker outside men.

Unspectacular form during the season led some to suggest he was lucky to make the tour, but he enjoyed a successful end to the Australian domestic season playing in Newcastle's NRL Grand Final victory over Parramatta.

Scored Australia's opening try in the World Cup final against New Zealand at Old Trafford in 2000.

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