KEIGHLEY Cougars forward Brenden Santi has this morning been named in the Italy squad for the upcoming Rugby League World Cup.

Santi, who is currenlty the captain of the Italian national side, is amongst the 25 man squad that will represent the nation in their third World Cup appearance.

This will also mark the popular forward’s third World Cup for Italy, for whom he qualifies through heritage.

Brenden and his fellow countrymen will face Australia, Fiji, and Scotland, in the Group Stages of the tournament.


Giordano ARENA (Catania Bulls)
Daniel ATKINSON (Sunshine Coast Falcons)
Simone BOSCOLO (RC Salon XIII)
Nathan BROWN (Parramatta Eels)
Jack CAMPAGNOLO (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Gieole CELERINO (Saint-Gaudens Bears)
Jack COLOVATTI (Parramatta Eels)
Luke HODGE (Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles)
Anton IARIA (Barrow Raiders)
Cooper JOHNS (Melbourne Storm)
Ryan KING (Whitehaven)
Richard LEPORI (Swinton Lions)
Josh MAIZEN (Sunshine Coast Falcons)
Luca MORETTI (Parramatta Eels)
Ethan NATOLI (Newtown Jets)
Ippolito OCCHIALINI (Lignano Sharks)
Rinaldo PALUMBO (London Broncos)
Dean PARATA (London Broncos)
Kyle PICKERING (Cronulla Sutherland Sharks)
Luke POLSELLI (Sunshine Coast Falcons)
Alex ROJATTO (Lignano Sharks)
Brenden SANTI (Keighley Cougars)
Alec SUSINO (Penrith Panthers)
Nicholas TILBURG (Wentworthville Magpies)
Joseph TRAMONTANA (Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles)

By Joshua Chapman