France name World Cup Squad

English Super League guns Catalans Dragons account for half the 40-man French squad announced today for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.

The other half of the squad includes one other UK Super League player from Harlequins and 19 from the domestic French competition, including five Australians.

The Australians - James Wynne (Lezignan), formerly Knights; Jared Taylor (Lezignan), formerly Sharks; Trent Clayton (Toulouse), formerly Penrith; Justin Murphy (Catalans), formerly Bulldogs and Warriors; and John Wilson (Catalans), formerly Tigers - have all lived and played in France for over three years therefore qualifying through the residency rule.

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