Rabbitohs NYC (under 20s) player, Wallace Tangiiti, has been selected in the Cook Islands’ preliminary train-on squad ahead of the side’s World Cup Qualifier against Tonga on October 17 at Campbelltown Stadium.

A utility player, Tangiiti has played 43 games for the Rabbitohs 20s, scoring eight tries and fourteen points in the process for a total of 60 points.

Cook Islands coach Alex Chan said: “I certainly believe that our qualifying match against Tonga will unveil some exciting and entertaining players.

“I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what this squad is capable of.”

Additional players will be added to the train-on squad following finals matches this weekend, next weekend and confirmation of eligibility.

Congratulations to Wallace on his selection.

The preliminary train-on squad is as follows:

Name

Club

Francis Molo

Brisbane Broncos

Makahesi Makatoa

Bulldogs

Jordan Rapana

Canberra Raiders

Ezra Howe Junior

Canberra Raiders

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad

Melbourne Storm

Aaron Teroi

Melbourne Storm

Eric Newbigging

Parramatta Eels

Tupou Sopoaga

Penrith Panthers

Tinirau Arona

Sharks

Wallace Tangiiti

South Sydney Rabbitohs

Reuben Porter

Sydney Roosters

Chance Peni

Wests Tigers

Esan Marsters

Wests Tigers

Anthony Gelling

Wigan

Adam Tangata

Halifax

Fred Pakutoa

Wentworthville Magpies

Drury Low

Narellan

John Papalii

West Belconnen