First players for Kangaroo train-on squad named

The first round of players have been named in the 2004 Australian Kangaroos train-on squad. They include players who are with teams now out of NRL contention.

The train-on squad so far: LUKE BAILEY (St George Illawarra), PHIL BAILEY (Cronulla), BRYAN FLETCHER (Souths), MARK GASNIER (St George Illawarra), JOSH HANNAY (North Qld), NATHAN HINDMARSH (Parramatta), BRETT KIMMORLEY (Cronulla), JAMIE LYON (Parramatta), STEVE MENZIES (Manly), MATT SING (North Qld), JOHN SKANDALIS (Wests Tigers), SHAUN TIMMINS (St George Illawarra).

The Kangaroo tour kicks off in October with the first Test match between Great Britain and Australia being played on November 8th at JJB Stadium, Wigan.