France select Australian trio for Four Nations

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The France coach, Bobbie Goulding, has named three Australians in his squad for this autumn's Four Nations.

The Catalans Dragons' trio of Clint Greenshields, Adam Mogg and Casey McGuire have all been included under the residential rule for international qualification. Their selection will have to be ratified by the game's International Federation, but the new French captain, Olivier Elima, said: "We are going to try to get them and I hope they make it, because they are quality players."

Scott Moore's rollercoaster season has taken another turn for the better with his inclusion in the England squad to prepare for this autumn's Four Nations. The Huddersfield hooker, on loan from St Helens, was selected against France in June, but lost his way later in a season that culminated in a club suspension for missing training.

However, he has been added to Tony Smith's training squad for the game against Wales on 17 October and the tournament that begins a week later.

His team-mate Eorl Crabtree is also included as well as the Hull KR pair Shaun Briscoe and Peter Fox.

Leeds assistant coach Willie Poching, who is also Samoa's coach, says he is "devastated" by news of the tsunami in his home islands. "We have a large Samoan community in West Yorkshire and we're all in the same situation, trying to get news from home," he said.

Leeds have named an unchanged side, including the Samoans Kylie Leuluai and Ali Lauitiiti, for their qualifying semi-final tomorrow against the Catalans, who are also unchanged.

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