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Eight players named in World Cup teams

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Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have had eight players named in teams for the second weekend of the Rugby League World Cup.

Australia: Tom Trbojevic, wing

New Zealand: Martin Taupau, prop, Addin Fonua-Blake, interchange bench

Samoa: Frank Winterstein, Matthew Wright; both on interchange bench

Fiji: Akuila Uate centre, Apisai Koroisau, hooker

Lebanon: Bilal Maarbani, centre

Fixtures (countries in bold with Manly players involved)

Friday, November 3: Australia v France, Canberra Stadium, 8pm (TV)

Saturday, November 4: New Zealand v Scotland, Christchurch Stadium, 3pm (TV)

Saturday, November 4: Samoa v Tonga, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, 5.30pm (TV)

Saturday, November 4: England v Lebanon, Sydney Football Stadium, 8pm (TV)

Sunday, November 5: PNG v Ireland, National Football Stadium, Port Moresby

Sunday, November 5: Italy v USA, Townsville Stadium

Sunday, November 5: Fiji v Wales, Townsville Stadium, 7.30PM (TV)

All matches shown on Channel 7 and 7mate

Pool Draw:

Group A: Australia, England, France, Lebanon (Three teams advance)

Group B: New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, Scotland (Three teams advance)

Group C: Papua New Guinea, Wales, Ireland (One team advances)

Group D: Fiji, United States, Italy (One team advances)