Sharks reveal World Club Challenge squad

Australia international Paul Gallen
Australia international Paul Gallen

Cronulla have included 13 members of their Grand Final-winning team in a 20-man squad for the Dacia World Club Challenge clash with Wigan.

The Sharks are without Australian Test winger Valentine Holmes and and new signing Tony Williams through injury but coach Shane Flanagan’s squad includes former England forward Chris Heighington, veteran Kangaroos Paul Gallen and Luke Lewis and new recruits Jeremy Latimore and Daniel Mortimer.

Versatile New Zealand international Gerard Beale is favourite to slot into the full-back role in the absence of Holmes and the departed Ben Barba, with centre Jack Bird another option.

Cronulla fly out on Saturday and will base themselves in London until the Thursday before the game, which takes place at the DW Stadium on Sunday week.

Cronulla Sharks’ World Club Challenge squad: Jack Bird, Jesse Raimen, Gerard Beale, Ricky Leutele, Kurt Capewell, James Maloney, Chad Townsend, Paul Gallen, Wade Graham, Luke Lewis, Andrew Fifita, Matt Prior, Chris Heighington, Jeremy Latimore, Jayson Bukuya, Daniel Mortimer, Fa’amanu Brown, Jayden Brailey, Joseph Paulo, Sam Tagataese.