Coach Steve Georgallis has named a strong 19 man squad for Greece’s opening match against France at Doncaster in what will be the nation’s first ever Rugby League World Cup appearance.
The squad features three players with NRL experience in Lachlan Ilias, Peter Mamouzelos and Billy Magoulias while Greek domestic players Stefanos Bastas, Thodoris Nianiakas and Aris Dardamanis have been selected in the 19 for Monday night.
Siteni Taukamo, Nic Flocas, Myles Gal, and Ilias will make their international debuts for Greece against France.
Georgallis said the mood in the camp was good as the squad settled into life in Sheffield.
“We have trained well since we have been in the UK. We know France will be tough opposition but I also know what putting on the blue and white jersey means to my team and I am confident they will put in a good performance.”
Greece Captain Jordan Meads said “the boys have been waiting a long time for this moment and we will give everything we’ve got on the field and make all our supporters proud.”
Note: The squad will be reduced to 17 players 75 minutes prior to kick off.
France vs Greece 19:30, Monday 17 October, Eco-Power Stadium, Doncaster.
1.Chaise ROBINSON 2. Siteni TAUKAMO 3. Terry CONSTANTINOU 4. Nick MOUGIOS 5. Jonny MITSIAS 6. Lachlan ILIAS 7. Jordan MEADS 8. Robert TULIATU 9. Peter MAMOUZELOS 10. Stefanos BASTAS 11. Mitchell ZAMPITIDES 12. Nic FLOCAS 13. Billy MAGOULIAS 14. Jake KAMBOS 15. Myles GAL 16. Sebastian SELL 17. Theodoris NIANIAKAS 18. Aris DARDAMANIS 19. Liam SUE-TIN