Dragons Trio Named In Toa Samoa Train-On Squad
St George Illawarra Dragons trio Leeson Ah Mau, Peter Mata'utia and Kyle Stanley have all been named in the Toa Samoa train-on squad for the upcoming Four Nations Tournament.
The Dragons players are part of a 24-man initial squad named by Head Coach Matt Parish which also features Illawarra Cutters centre Junior Tia-Kilifi.
Players will be added to the squad as teams are eliminated from the NRL Finals series and a final 24-man squad announced on Monday, October 6.
Leeson Ah Mau (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Peter Mata’utia (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Kyle Stanley (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Junior Tia-Kilifi (Illawarra Cutters)
Ricky Leutele (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
Fa’amanu Brown (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
Sam Tagataese (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
Penani Manumalealii (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
Suaia Matagi (New Zealand Warriors)
Dominique Peyroux (New Zealand Warriors)
Carlos Tuimavave (New Zealand Warriors)
Michael Sio (New Zealand Warriors)
Brad Abby (New Zealand Warriors)
BJ Leilua (Newcastle Knights)
David Fa’alogo (Newcastle Knights)
Sione Mata’utia (Newcastle Knights)
Chanel Mata’utia (Newcastle Knights)
Junior Paulo (Parramatta Eels)
Pauli Pauli (Parramatta Eels)
Kaysa Pritchard (Parramatta Eels)
Tim Simona (Wests Tigers)
Jessie Sue (Wests Tigers)
James Gavet (Wests Tigers)
Ava Seumanufagai (Wests Tigers)
Toa Samoa coach Matt Parish said his squad would be looking to build on the success of last year’s World Cup and this year’s Pacific Test win over Fiji.
“I’m looking forward to getting the guys back together again for this tournament,” Parish said.
“We have been able to pick some exciting players in the train-on squad and we will be able to add some outstanding talent over the course of the NRL finals.
“I’m certainly confident of what we can do in the Four Nations. We aim to be very competitive against strong opposition and showcase some of the great talent we have.
“This is a great opportunity for not only our experienced players but also our younger players, who have a chance to set themselves up for long club and representative careers.”
Parish will continue to add players to the train-on squad after NRL teams are eliminated from the finals. A final 24-man squad will then be announced on October 6.