By D’Arro Orazio, Updated: 10/10/13
On behalf of the Federazione Italiana Rugby League and its board.
It is with great Honour and Pride that I release the history making team who shall represent our great Nation at its inaugural Rugby league world cup.
This elite italia team is a credit to the board and a result of a lengthy domestic and international campaign. It also shows the transparency and opportunities given to all Italians playing Rugby league.
Congratulations to the selection panel on a great effort and best of luck to all players and coaching staff.
Italia Rugby league team for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.
Christophe Calegari (FC Lezignan XIII), Gioele Celerino (North West Roosters), Chris Centrone (North Sydney Bears), Fabrizio Ciaurro (Brescia RL), Cameron Ciraldo (Penrith Panthers), Ben Falcone (Souths Logan Magpies), Sam Gardel (Souths Logan Magpies), Ryan Ghetti (Northern Pride), Aiden Guerra (Sydney Roosters), Gavin Hiscox (Central Capras), Anthony Laffranchi (St Helens), Joshua Mantellato (Newcastle Knights), Vitaliano Mauro (Salford Red Devils), Anthony Minichiello (Sydney Roosters), Mark Minichiello (Gold Coast Titans), Raymond Nasso (Sporting Olympique Avignon XIII), Dean Parata (Parramatta Eels), Joel Riethmuller (North Queensland Cowboys), James Saltonstall (Warrington Wolves), Brendan Santi (Wests Tigers), Kade Snowden (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), James Tedesco (Wests Tigers), Ryan Tramonte (Windsor Wolves), Paul Vaughan (Canberra Raiders)
Head coach: Carlo Napolitano