Hala picked for Junior Kangaroos
Panthers prop Stefano Hala has been named in the Junior Kangaroos side to face the Junior Kiwis at GIO Stadium on Friday.
Hala, 18, plays in the Panthers NYC side and will line up against club teammate Jarome Luai, who has been selected for the Junior Kiwis.
Junior Kangaroos coach Justin Holbrook said his team would be looking to continue their form against the Kiwis after securing a 34-20 victory in the match between the two sides last year.
"There’s a lot of depth in this team and some talented players, but we will come up against a quality opposition next Friday night and we need to prepare well this week," Holbrook said.
"It's an honour at any level to display the Australian green and gold and I know that the team that we’ve assembled will wear the jersey with pride and will be doing everything they can to ensure a win against the Junior Kiwis."
2017 Junior Kangaroos
1. Corey Allan – Brisbane Broncos
2. Tyronne Roberts-Davis – Gold Coast Titans
3. Enari Tuala – North Queensland Cowboys
4. Jesse Ramien – Cronulla Sharks
5. Curtis Scott – Melbourne Storm
6. Jai Field – St George Illawarra Dragons
7. Brodie Croft (captain) – Melbourne Storm
8. Stefano Hala – Penrith Panthers
9. Reece Robson – St George Illawarra Dragons
10. Blake Lawrie – St George Illawarra Dragons
11. Jaydn Su'A – Brisbane Broncos
12. Sam Stone – Newcastle Knights
13. Cameron Murray – South Sydney Rabbitohs
14. Victor Radley – Sydney Roosters
15. Jack Murchie – Canberra Raiders
16. Ray Stone – Parramatta Eels
17. Emre Guler – Canberra Raiders
18. Gehamat Shibasaki – Brisbane Broncos
Coach: Justin Holbrook – Sydney Roosters Assistant Coach