Former Test winger Lote Tuqiri was one of 10 players added to Australia‘s Four Nations train-on squad.
Wests Tigers dual international last played for the Kangaroos in 2002 before crossing over to rugby union.
He was one of five Tigers players along with Robbie Farah, Keith Galloway, Chris Lawrence, Todd Payten to be added to coach Tim Sheens’s squad to defend the series next month.
Five players from Gold Coast Titans were also added including Greg Bird, Ashley Harrison, Anthony Laffranchi, Mark Minichiello and captain Scott Prince.
The squad will get together for medicals and training in Sydney on Wednesday, with Turiqi (ribs) and Payten (ankle) both struggling to prove their fitness.
Kangaroos train on squad
Darren Lockyer, Sam Thaiday (Brisbane), Michael Ennis, Ben Hannant (Canterbury), Paul Gallen (Cronulla), Greg Bird, Ashley Harrison, Anthony Laffranchi, Mark Minichiello, Scott Prince (Gold Coast), Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater, Cameron Smith (Melbourne), Kurt Gidley (Newcastle), Matt Scott, Johnathan Thurston, Willie Tonga (North Queensland), Jarryd Hayne, Timana Tahu (Parramatta), David Taylor (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Jason King, Jamie Lyon, Anthony Watmough (Manly), Brent Tate (New Zealand), Jarrod Croker, Josh Dugan, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Joel Monaghan, David Shillington (Canberra), Petero Civoniceva, Michael Gordon, Michael Jennings, Luke Lewis (Penrith), Robbie Farah, Keith Galloway, Chris Lawrence, Todd Payten, Lote Tuqiri (Wests Tigers).
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