The Australian selectors have chosen the side to take on the British Lions on Friday night at Aussie Stadium 7.30 pm AEST. There have been a few surprise selections with a casting vote on two positions needed by ARL chairman, Colin Love, believed to be lock and wing. There are two new rookies on the bench, in Willie Mason from the Bulldogs and Brent Tate from the Broncos.
The seventeen man squad is as follows:
Johns (c) Tallis (vc) Barrett Buderus Hill Lockyer McKenna Ryles Simpson Tahu Timmins Tuqiri Webcke
Res: Mason, Menzies, Stevens, Tate