Rugby League World Cup 2013: Australia select uncapped trio

New Zealand's Issac Luke (left) is tackled by Australia's Greg Bird during their rugby league Test at Canberra Stadium on 19 April 2013

Rugby League World Cup

Dates:
26 October to 30 November
Coverage:
Live BBC TV, radio and online coverage of all England's group matches and Wales v Italy, plus one quarter-final, one semi-final and the final

Australia have named three uncapped players in their squad for the Rugby League World Cup starting this month.

Sydney Roosters back-rower Boyd Cordner, Cronulla Sharks prop Andrew Fifita and Canberra Raiders back-rower Josh Papalii have been selected in the 24-man squad by the nine-time winners.

Justin Hodges, Kurt Gidley and Anthony Watmough all missed out through injury.

Coach Tim Sheens' team face England on 26 October, Fiji on 2 November and Ireland on 9 November in Group A.

Australia squad: Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm/capt), Paul Gallen (Cronulla Sharks), Greg Bird (Gold Coast Titans), Darius Boyd (Newcastle Knights), Daly Cherry-Evans (Manly Sea Eagles), Boyd Cordner (Sydney Roosters), Cooper Cronk (Melbourne Storm), Robbie Farah (Wests Tigers), Andrew Fifita (Cronulla Sharks), Jarryd Hayne (Parramatta Eels), Greg Inglis (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Michael Jennings (Sydney Roosters), Luke Lewis (Cronulla Sharks), Brett Morris (St George Illawarra Dragons), Josh Morris (Canterbury Bulldogs), Nate Myles (Gold Coast Titans), Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders), Corey Parker (Brisbane Broncos), Matthew Scott (North Queensland Cowboys), Billy Slater (Melbourne Storm), James Tamou (North Queensland Cowboys), Brent Tate (North Queensland Cowboys), Johnathan Thurston (North Queensland Cowboys), Sam Thaiday (Brisbane Broncos).