Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will be heavily represented in the opening round of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, starting in Melbourne this Friday night.

Australia: Jake Trbojevic named at lock, Tom Trbojevic on extended bench

New Zealand: Martin Taupau named at prop, Addin Fonua-Blake on extended bench

Samoa: Frank Winterstein named on bench

Fiji: Akuila Uate named at centre, Apisai Koroisau named at hooker

Lebanon: Bilal Maarbani named on bench

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)

Fixtures (countries in bold with Manly players involved)

Friday, October 27: Australia v England, Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

Saturday, October 28: PNG v Wales, National Football Stadium, Port Moresby

Saturday, October 28: New Zealand v Samoa, Mount Smart, Auckland

Saturday, October 28: Fiji v USA, Townsville Stadium

Sunday, October 29: Scotland v Tonga, Barlow Park, Cairns

Sunday, October 29: Ireland v Italy, Barlow Park, Cairns

Sunday, October 29: France v Lebanon, Canberra Stadium

Friday, November 3: Australia v France, Canberra Stadium

Saturday, November 4: New Zealand v Scotland, Christchurch Stadium

Saturday, November 4: Samoa v Tonga, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

Saturday, November 4: England v Lebanon, Sydney Football Stadium

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

Friday, November 10: Fiji v Italy, Canberra Stadium

Saturday, November 11: Samoa v Scotland, Barlow Park, Cairns

Saturday, November 11: New Zealand v Tonga, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

Saturday, November 11: Australia v Lebanon, Sydney Football Stadium

Sunday, November 12: PNG v USA, National Football Stadium, Port Moresby

Sunday, November 12: Wales vs Ireland, Perth Rectangular Stadium

Sunday, November 12: England v France, Perth Rectangular Stadium


Friday, November 17: Winner Group A v 3rd Group B, Darwin Stadium

Saturday, November 18: Runner-up Group B v Winner Group D, Christchurch Stadium

Saturday, November 18: Winner Group B v 3rd Group A, Wellington Regional Stadium

Sunday, November 19: Runner-up Group A v Winner Group C, Melbourne Rectangular Stadium


Friday, November 24: Winner QF1 v Winner QF2, Brisbane Stadium

Saturday, November 25: Winner QF3 v Winner QF4, Mount Smart, Auckland


Saturday, December 2: Winner SF1 v Winner SF2, Brisbane Stadium