Another one! Sharks powerhouse Andrew Fifita withdraws from OZ World Cup side to play for Tonga

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Cronulla Sharks star and Kangaroos regular Andrew Fifita has reportedly opted to withdraw from the Kangaroos' Rugby League World Cup squad to make himself available to play for Tonga instead.

Andrew Fifita of NSW attacks during game 1 of the State of Origin rugby league, Queensland Reds v New South Wales, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia. 31 May 2017. Copyright Image: Tertius Pickard / www.photosport.nz

Andrew Fifita of NSW attacks during Game 1 of the State of Origin rugby league against Queensland.

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Fifita, who has earned seven caps for Australia since debuting in 2013, was named by coach Mal Meninga to play for the Kangaroos at this year's tournament on Tuesday.

However, the 28-year-old has called Meninga to inform him he wished to make himself available for the Pacific Island team instead, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Penrith forward Reagan Campbell-Gillard has been called into the Kangaroos squad.

The news follows Cowboys superstar Jason Taumalolo's announcement yesterday to snub the Kiwis squad in favour of playing for Tonga.


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