1995 Rugby League World Cup squads

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The 1995 Rugby League World Cup squads were made up of players from the national rugby league football teams of ten countries: Australia, England, Fiji, France, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Tonga, Wales and Western Samoa.

Australia[edit]

Due to the Super League war, the Australian Rugby League did not select any player who had signed with Super League. As 100% of Australia's squad was sourced from Australian Rugby League-aligned players, several test players from the successful 1994 Kangaroo Tour were not selected for the World Cup, though a number of the team had played in the 3-0 Trans-Tasman Test series win over New Zealand earlier in the year.

Super League aligned Canberra Raiders players, including Laurie Daley, Ricky Stuart took the ARL to court during 1995 in a bid to be able to play in the World Cup. The court found in their favour and ordered the ARL to consider all players for selection regardless of who they were aligned to. However, as one unnamed ARL official was quoted as saying, the ARL were only forced to consider Super League players, not select them. Just how many, if any, Super League players were considered for selection remains unknown and speculation remains that behind closed doors no Super League player was considered.

Player Games Tries Goals Field Goals Points Position Club
Wayne Bartrim 2 - - - - Hooker, Lock St. George Dragons
Tim Brasher 5 4 - - 16 Fullback Balmain Tigers
Mark Carroll 5 Prop Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Mark Coyne 4 2 8 Centre St. George Dragons
Brett Dallas 4 3 12 Wing Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Jim Dymock 7 2 8 Lock Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Brad Fittler (c) 4 1 4 Five-eighth, Lock Penrith Panthers
David Gillespie 1 Prop Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Paul Harragon* 2 Prop Newcastle Knights
Terry Hill 4 3 12 Centre Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
John Hopoate 2 3 12 Wing Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Andrew Johns 4 2 27 62 Halfback, Hooker Newcastle Knights
Matthew Johns 4 Five-eighth Newcastle Knights
Nik Kosef 3 1 4 Lock Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Gary Larson* 3 1 4 Second-row North Sydney Bears
Paul McGregor 2 2 8 Centre Illawarra Steelers
Steven Menzies 4 6 24 Second-row Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Billy Moore 1 Lock North Sydney Bears
Danny Moore 1 2 8 Centre, Wing Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Adam Muir 1 Second-row Newcastle Knights
Robbie O'Davis 3 5 20 Fullback, Wing Newcastle Knights
Dean Pay 4 Prop, Second-row Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Aaron Raper 1 1 4 Hooker Cronulla Sharks
Jason Smith 5 1 4 Lock, Five-eighth Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Geoff Toovey 4 Halfback, Hooker Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Rod Wishart 3 1 2 8 Wing Illawarra Steelers

*Gary Larson originally declined selection citing personal reasons. When Paul Harragon was injured he answered Bob Fulton's call to join the squad and ended up playing in the final at Wembley.

England[edit]

Coach: England Phil Larder

Player Games Tries Goals Field Goals Points Position Club
John Bentley 3 1 4 Halifax
Denis Betts (c) 4 1 4 Wigan
Paul Broadbent 2 2 8 Sheffield Eagles
Mick Cassidy 4 Wigan
Phil Clarke 4 Wigan
Gary Connolly 1 Wigan
Paul Cook 2 Leeds
Shaun Edwards 1 Wigan
Andy Farrell 4 2 7 22 Wigan
Bobbie Goulding 4 1 13 1 31 St. Helens
Karl Harrison 4 Hull F.C.
Simon Haughton 4 2 8 Wigan
Lee Jackson 4 Sheffield Eagles
Chris Joynt 3 1 4 St. Helens
Barrie-Jon Mather 2 Wigan
Steve McCurrie 1 Widnes
Paul Newlove 4 4 16 Bradford
Martin Offiah 3 2 8 Wigan
Nick Pinkney 3 2 8 Keighley Cougars
Andy Platt 4 Auckland
Daryl Powell 2 Sheffield Eagles
Kris Radlinski 5 2 8 Wigan
Jason Robinson 4 3 12 Wigan
Dean Sampson 3 1 4 Castleford
Tony Smith 4 2 8 Castleford

Fiji[edit]

Coach: Australia Graham Murray

Player Games T G FG Points Position Club
Orisi Cavuilati 1
Josaia Dakuitoga 3 1 4
Samuela Davetawalu 1
Apisalome Degei 2
Malaki Kaunivalu 3
Kiniviliame Koroibuleka 1
Niumaia Korovata 2
Samuela Marayawa 2 1 4
Noa Nadruku 3 1 4
Kaleveti Naisoro 3 1 4
Pio Nakubuwai 3
Livai Nalagilagi 3
Noa Nayacaklou 3 3 6
Ian Saigatu 3 1 4
Kaiyava Salusalu 1
Fili Seru 3 2 8
Waisale Sovatabua 3 2 8
Saveneca Taga 3 1 3 10
Illiesa Toga 2
Jioji Vatubua 3
Waisale Vatubua 1
Ulaiasi Wainidroa 2

France[edit]

Coach: France Yvan Greseque

Player Games T G Points Position Club
Vincent Banet 1
Frédéric Banquet 2 2 4
Cyril Baudouin 1
Hadji Boudebza 1
Didier Cabestany 2 1 4
Pierre Chamorin 2 1 4
Brian Coles 2
David Despin 1
Patrick Entat (c) 2
Pascal Fages 2
David Fraisse 1
Jean-Marc Garcia 2
Lilian Hébert 1
Karl Jaavuo 2
Pascal Jampy 2
Pascal Mons 1
Gael Tallec 1
Frederic Teixido 2
Marc Tisseyre 1
Patrick Torreilles 2 1 4
Thierry Valero 2

New Zealand[edit]

Coach: New Zealand Frank Endacott

Player Games T G FG Points Position Club
Richie Barnett 2 1 4 FB/CE Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Richie Blackmore 3 3 12 WG/CE Auckland Warriors
Syd Eru 1 HK Auckland Warriors
Gary Freeman 1 HB Penrith Panthers
Daryl Halligan WG Canterbury Bulldogs
Sean Hoppe 3 2 8 WG Auckland Warriors
Mark Horo 3 SR Western Suburbs Magpies
Kevin Iro 3 1 4 CE Leeds Rhinos
Tony Iro 3 1 4 SR Sydney City Roosters
Stacey Jones 3 HB Auckland Warriors
Stephen Kearney 3 SR Auckland Warriors
Tony Kemp 3 1 4 FE South Queensland Crushers
John Lomax 1 PR Canberra Raiders
Jason Lowrie 3 PR Sydney City Roosters
Gene Ngamu 3 1 2 FE/HB Auckland Warriors
Hitro Okesene 3 1 4 PR/HK Auckland Warriors
Henry Paul 3 FB/FE Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
Quentin Pongia 3 PR Canberra Raiders
Matthew Ridge (c) 3 1 10 1 25 FB Manly Sea Eagles
Brent Stuart PR Western Suburbs Magpies
John Timu CE Canterbury Bulldogs
Brendon Tuuta HB/LK Western Reds
Ruben Wiki 3 CE Canberra Raiders
Jason Williams 1 WG Canterbury Bulldogs

Papua New Guinea[edit]

Coach: Papua New Guinea Joe Tokam

Player Games T G Points Position Club
Michael Angara 1
Marcus Bai 2 1 4
Ben Biri 1
David Buko 2 1 4
Tuiyo Evei 1
Stanley Gene 2 1 4
David Gomia 2
James Kops 2
Gideon Kouoru 2
Adrian Lam (c) 2 1 4 HB Sydney City Roosters
Bruce Mamando 2
John Okul 2
Elias Paiyo 2 1 5 14
David Reeka 1
Lucas Solbat 2 1 4
Robert Tale 1
Max Tiri 2
David Westley 2 PR Canberra Raiders
Nande Yer 2

South Africa[edit]

Coach: Wales Tony Fisher

Player Games T G Points Position Club
Jaco Alberts 2
Barend Alkema 3
Andrew Ballot 3
Jaco Booysen (c) 3
Willem Boshoff 3
Francois Cloete 3
Guy Coombe 3
Tim Fourie 3
Kost Human 2
Justin Jennings 1
Mark Johnson 3
Elmar Lubbe 1
Edwin Ludic 1
John Mudgeway 1
Eugene Powell 1
Nico Serfontein 1
Kobus Van Deventer 3
Jaco Van Niekerk 2
Pierre Van Wyke 3 4 8
Jaco Visser 1
Gideon Watts 3 1 4
Gerald Williams 3

Tonga[edit]

Coach: New Zealand Mike McClennan

Player Games T G Points Position Club
Asa Amone 2 6 12
Salesi Finau 2 1 4
Awen Guttenbeil 2 2 8
Lee Hansen 2
Solomon Haumono 2
Phil Howlett 2 1 4
Talite Liava'a 1
Tau'alupe Liku 1 1 4
Duane Mann (c) 2
George Mann 2
Martin Masella 2
Una Taufa 2 2 8
Taukolo Tonga 1
Tevita Vaikona 2
Jimmy Veikoso 2 1 4
Willie Wolfgramm 2 2 8

Wales[edit]

Coach: Wales Clive Griffiths

Player Games T G FG Points Position Club
Paul Atcheson 1
Allan Bateman 3
Dean Busby
Neil Cowie 1
Keiron Cunningham 3
Jonathan Davies (c) 3 10 1 21
John Devereux 3 1 4
Kevin Ellis 3 1 4
Richard Eyres 3
Phil Ford
Scott Gibbs 2
Jonathan Griffiths
Adrian Hadley 2
Martin Hall 3
Iestyn Harris 3 2 1 1 11
Mark Jones 2
Paul Moriarty 3
Mark Perrett 1
Rowland Phillips 3 1 4
Scott Quinnell 2
Kelvin Skerrett 3
Gareth Stephens
Anthony Sullivan 3 4 16
Richard Webster
Dai Young 3

Western Samoa[edit]

Coach: New Zealand Graham Lowe

Player Games T G Points Position Club
Fa'ausu Afoa 2 PR/SR Penrith Panthers
Mark Elia 2 FB/WG/CE Racing Club Albi XIII
Lolani Koko 1 Narrandera Lizards
Brian Laumatia 2 1 4 WG Cronulla Sharks
Des Maea 1 Counties Manukau Heroes
Gus Maietoa-Brown CE/FE/LK Counties Manukau Heroes
Vila Matautia 2 3 12 PR St. Helens
Sam Panapa 2 Salford City Reds
Apollo Perelini 2 1 4 St. Helens
Robert Piva North Queensland Cowboys
Willie Poching 2 SR Auckland Warriors
Tea Ropati 2 CE/FE Auckland Warriors
John Schuster (c) 2 11 22 CE/WG Halifax
Mike Setefano North Harbour Sea Eagles
Se'e Solomona 2 Auckland Warriors
Henry Suluvale Sydney City Roosters
Willie Swann 2 1 4 Auckland Warriors
Tony Tatupu 2 2 8 CE/SR Auckland Warriors
Setu Tuilaepa Narrandera Lizards
Va'aiga Tuigamala 2 2 8 WG/CE Wigan Warriors
Paki Tuimavave 2 1 4 FB North Harbour Sea Eagles
Tony Tuimavave 2 PR/SR Auckland Warriors
Earl Va'a FB/FE Wellington City Dukes
Joe Vagana 2 PR Auckland Warriors
Nigel Vagana WG/CE Auckland Warriors

References[edit]

  1. ^ Masters, Roy (30 October 1995). "Roos on top of the world". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Coffey and Wood The Kiwis: 100 Years of International Rugby League ISBN 1-86971-090-8

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