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Sauce, Reg get another Roos run

Margie McDonald, NRL.com

RLWC Australia vs France at Canberra Stadium. Picture : NRL Photos/Gregg Porteous
RLWC Australia vs France at Canberra Stadium. Picture : NRL Photos/Gregg Porteous

Panthers duo Josh Mansour and Reagan Campbell-Gillard will earn another international appearance after being retained in the Kangaroos side to face Lebanon at Allianz Stadium. 

James Maloney has been recalled to partner Cooper Cronk in the halves after leaving Canberra unexpectedly ahead of the France Test last weekend to attend to a personal family issue back in Sydney. Maloney was due to play his first match of the 2017 World Cup against the French but will now take on Lebanon halves Robbie Farah and Mitchell Moses instead.

In other changes, newly-married Ben Hunt joins the Kangaroos bench as the utility. He left camp last week to marry fiancée Bridget in Byron Bay. He returned to the Kangaroos fold on Monday and went straight into his first Test this campaign – and fourth overall for Australia – on Tuesday.

Valentine Holmes moves to fullback, with Billy Slater rested, while Cameron Munster moves from the halves into the centres and Tom Trbojevic comes in from the wing to the centres.

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The bench props in the 52-6 win over France, Aaron Woods and David Klemmer, swap around with starters Jordan McLean and Reagan Campbell-Gillard now the interchanges for Lebanon. Felise Kaufusi is the new lock with Josh McGuire as 18th man. Boyd Cordner returns after a week's rest to the second row with four-try hero Wade Graham returning to the bench for his third Test in a row. 

Kangaroos side to face Lebanon
1 Valentine Holmes
2 Dane Gagai
3 Tom Trbojevic
4 Cameron Munster
5 Josh Mansour
6 James Maloney
7 Cooper Cronk
8 Aaron Woods
9 Cameron Smith (c)
10 David Klemmer
11 Boyd Cordner
12 Matt Gillett
13 Felise Kaufusi

14 Ben Hunt
15 Jordan McLean
16 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
17 Wade Graham

18 Josh McGuire
19 Michael Morgan
20 Josh Dugan
21 Billy Slater

This article first appeared on NRL.com.

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