From the FIRL media office

Carlo Napolitano, Head Coach of the Italian National Rugby League side, (Monday 29th August 2011) announced the squad that will participate in the qualification for the World Cup from the 15th October till 29th October 2011. Coach Napolitano, together with his staff has named the following 50 players for the qualifications.

  1. Anthony Minichiello (C) Sydney City Roosters / NRL
  2. Josh White Burleigh Bears
  3. Frederic Delhoum Cavaillon / Grifons PD
  4. Remi Fontana Cavaillon / Grifons PD
  5. Anthony Laffranchi Gold Coast Titans
  6. Edoardo Paluello Grifons PD
  7. Giacomo Simioni Grifons PD
  8. Matthew Sands Grifons PD
  9. Nicolo Fadalti Grifons PD
  10. Pettenello Mauro Grifons PD
  11. Rob Quitadamo Grifons PD
  12. Nicola Reffo Grifons PD
  13. Craig Gower Harlequins London
  14. Vic Mauro Manly Sea Eagles / NRL
  15. Dom Nasso Monto / Local League
  16. Matt Parrata Mt Isa
  17. Cameron Ciraldo (VC) Newcastle Knights / NRL
  18. Alex Ranieri North Bears / NSW Cup
  19. Joel Riethmuller North Queensland Cowboys – NRL
  20. Ryan Ghetti Northern Pride / Q-Cup
  21. Giovanni Neri Parma RL
  22. Jean Christophe Borlin Saint Gaudens/ Grifons PD
  23. Ryan Tramonte St Patricks Blacktown
  24. Aiden Guerra Sydney City Roosters / NRL
  25. Cederic Prizzon Villefranche de Rouergue
  26. Ray Nasso Villefranche de Rouergue/Grifons PD
  27. Ben Falcone Wentworth / NSW Cup
  28. Dom Brunetta Wentworthville Magpies
  29. Rocky Trimarchi Western Suburbs / NSW Cup
  30. Rhys Lennarduzzi Wests
  31. Ben Stewart Windsor Wolves
  32. Giovanni Franchi XIII del Ducato
  33. Ilinca Octavian XIII del Ducato
  34. Luca Cenerini XIII del Ducato
  35. Matteo Rossi XIII del Ducato
  36. Santiago Monteagudo XIII del Ducato
  37. Thomas Covati XIII del Ducato
  38. Alberto Barzan XIII del Ducato
  39. Fabrizio Ciaurro XIII del Duomo
  40. Juan Pablo Carrara XIII del Duomo
  41. Valentino Cerri XIII del Duomo
  42. Christophe Calegari
  43. Dean Vicelich
  44. Eduardo Lerna
  45. Jonathan Marcinzack
  46. Josh Mantellato
  47. Marcelo Segundo
  48. Marco Ferrazzano
  49. Romain Pavoni XIII del Ducato
  50. Fabio Berzieri XIII del Ducato

The squad has been selected following a precise qualification process, giving the possibility to players registered with F.I.R.L, the chance to represent the national side The president of the Federazione Italiana Rugby League (F.I.R.L), Tiziano Franchini, after the announcement of the squad said :” I am very proud of what F.I.R.L has achieved in the last year. The relationship with the Australian section of F.I.R.L has been consolidated and we are starting to see the fruit of our work, to see Italy participate in the World Cup qualifications with a team of this importance is very satisfying, as it shows the great work that F.I.R.L has done in the recent past. The president also said ” its an honour to have a squad with the caliber of players like Anthony Minichiello, Cameron Cirarldo e Craig Gower, who has confirmed his willingness to wear the Italian national rugby league jersey, these players will be able to pass on their enormous experience. Coach Carlo Napolitano and his staff, Kelly Rolleston, Reno Santaguida, Paul Broadbent e Paul Quiggs, will reduce the squad before the qualification game against Russia in Padova on the 15 October 2011, as to arrive in the best possible shape for the road to the World Cup”.

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