Now that the door is firmly shut on the 2022 Super League season, attention is beginning to turn to the World Cup.
If it follows in the footsteps of an amazing Super League campaign full of twists and turns and ups and downs, surprise packages, drama, controversy and great rugby league, it is sure to be a great tournament.
Countries are beginning to prepare for the tournament with New Zealand naming a star studded squad, Super League stars David Fusitu’a, Konrad Hurrell, Agnatius Paasi, Will Hopoate and Tui Lolohea being included in the Tonga squad whilst Greece named former Warrington man Billy Magoulias in their squad.
France have now named their first squad for the tournament and it certainly is impressive.
They’ve included Salford Red Devils live wire Morgan Escare as well former Super League Grand Finalist and powerhouse prop Gadwin Springer. Springer starred for Cas and is currently shining at Featherstone as they chase a place in Super League in 2023.
Another Championship star in Louis Jouffret has been included from Halifax.
The rest of the squad, hails from Catalans and Toulouse. They make up 21 of the 24 man squad named with Leeds Rhinos bound Justin Sangare figuring after a superb season with Toulouse.
Meanwhile try scoring machine Fouad Yaha is named, the lightning quick Arthur Mourgue and the departing giant in Corentin Le Cam.
Le Cam has been let go by Catalans ahead of 2023 and recently revealed to Serious About Rugby League that he would be open to a move to the Championship with no offers from Super League clubs as of yet.
Heres France’s impressive squad in full:
— Fédération Française de Rugby XIII (@FFRXIII) September 24, 2022