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Latrell Mitchell opts to play All Stars over World Club Challenge as Roosters name 23-man squad

Sydney Roosters’ star Latrell Mitchell will not be playing in next week’s World Club Challenge after the club allowed him to play in the NRL All Stars game instead.

The fearsome centre wants to represent his heritage and turn out for the Indigenous All Stars with the game taking place next Friday, just two days before the World Club Challenge.

Aside from Mitchell and Ryan Hall, who is injured, Trent Robinson has named a full strength 23-man squad that includes Lachlan Lam, son of Wigan head coach Adrian Lam.

The Warriors are looking to win the World Club Challenge for the second time in three years while the Roosters are looking for their first title since 2014, when they beat Wigan 36-14 in Sydney.

Roosters squad: Mitchell Aubusson, Nat Butcher, Lindsay Collins, Boyd Cordner (c), Angus Crichton, Cooper Cronk, Poasa Faamausili, Jake Friend (c), Ryan Hall, Matt Ikuvalu, Luke Keary, Asu Kepaoa, Lachlan Lam, Isaac Liu, Joseph Manu, Brett Morris, Victor Radley, Siosiua Taukeiaho, James Tedesco, Zane Tetevano, Daniel Tupou, Sitili Tupouniua, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

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