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Anderson ruled out of World Cup

Louis Anderson
Anderson is currently recovering from an arm injury

Warrington Wolves have confirmed that New Zealand international Louis Anderson will not be taking part in the forthcoming World Cup for Tonga.

The 23-year-old has won 13 Kiwi caps but was selected in the Tonga 24-man squad despite being ruled out through injury after surgery in September.

"I spoke to Louis last night and he confirmed he won't be taking part," said Wolves head coach James Lowes.

"He is rehabbing and looking forward to commencing pre-season training."

Players eligible for more than one country are allowed to apply to change allegiance within any two-year period.

Australian Antonio Kaufusi can play for Tonga and New Zealand's Ben Roberts can turn out for Samoa.


Due in part to the Rugby League International Federation rules which allow players to change allegiance, between them, Samoa and Tonga have named no less than 12 Super League players in their squad.

Samoa have selected eight English-based players, including four who come from Grand Finalists Leeds and St Helens.

Tonga have included Castleford's Awen Guttenbeil, but the former New Zealand star needs to prove his eligibility before his call-up can be ratified.

Bradford winger Semi Tadulala is in Fiji's squad, along with ex-Harlequins winger Nick Bradley-Qalilawa.

Samoa and Tonga have both been drawn in Group C along with Ireland, while Fiji are alongside Scotland and France in Group B.

Samoa: George Carmont (Wigan), Dave Faiumu (Huddersfield), Harrison Hansen (Wigan), Ali Lauitiiti (Leeds), Tuaalagi Lepupa (unattached), Kylie Leuluai (Leeds), Wayne McDade (Auckland Vulcans), Francis Meli (St Helens), Joseph Paulo (Penrith), Frank Puletua, Tony Puletua (both Penrith), Ben Roberts (Canterbury), Tangi Ropati (East Tigers), Smith Samau (Gold Coast), Lagi Setu (St George Illawarra), Terrence Seuseu (Cronulla), David Solomona (Bradford), Willie Talau (St Helens), Alby Talipeau (unattached), Misi Taulapapa (Cronulla), Ben Te'o (Wests Tigers), Tupu Ulufale (unattached), Matt Utai (Canterbury), Nigel Vagana (South Sydney).

Tonga: Fraser Anderson (Cronulla), Louis Anderson (Warrington), Andrew Emelio (Canterbury), Richard Fa'aoso (Newcastle), Awen Guttenbeil (Castleford), Michael Jennings (Penrith), Antonio Kaufusi (Melbourne), Toshio Laiseni (Newtown), Taniela Lasalo (unattached), Epalahame Lauaki (NZ Warriors), Tevita Leo-Latu (Wakefield), Willie Manu (Hull), Manase Manuokafoa (South Sydney), Feleti Mateo (Parramatta), Fuifui Moimoi (Parramatta), Eddie Paea (South Sydney), Lopini Paea (Sydney Roosters), Mickey Paea (Sydney Roosters), Fetuli Talanoa (South Sydney), Joel Tauf'ao (unattached), Esikeli Tonga (Gold Coast), Taniela Tuiaki (unattached), Anthony Tupou (Sydney Roosters), Etuate Uaisele (Newcastle), Cooper Vuna (Newcastle), Tony Williams (Parramatta).

Fiji: Nick Bradley-Qalilawa (Manly Sea Eagles), Jason Bukuya (Cronulla Sharks), Iowane Divavesi (Terrigal Sharks), Aaron Groom (Canterburry Bulldogs), Jarryd Hayne (Parramatta Eels), Sevania Koroi (West Magpies), Josua Koroibulu (Milton Ulladulla Bulldogs), Jone Macilai (Fassifern RLFC QLD), Daryl Millard (Canterbury Bulldogs), Wes Naiqama (Newcastle Knights), Vula Louis Dakuitoga Naqau (Terrigal Sharks), Kaliova Nauqe (Fassifern RLFC QLD), Alipate Noilea (Parkes Spacemen), Josateki Ravueta (Sawtell Panthers), Osea Sadrau (Fassifern RLFC QLD), Ashton Sims (Brisbane Broncos), James Storer (Cronulla Sharks), Waisale Sukanaveita (Terrigal Sharks), Semi Tadulala (Bradford Bulls), Semisi Tora (Parkes Spacemen), Malakai Yalimaiwai Tuiloa (Milton Ulladulla Bulldogs), Akuila Uate (Newcastle Knights), Suguturaga Nemani Valekapa (unattached), Ilisoni Vonomateiratu (unattached), Jone Wesele (Darlington Point).

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