Moylan weighs in on selection debate

Australia fullback Matt Moylan admitted he does not envy coach Mal Meninga ahead of Saturday’s Four Nations game with New Zealand.

Meninga heads into the contest with a number of selection dilemmas, namely on the wing, with Josh Mansour, Blake Ferguson and Valentine Holmes all fighting for the same jerseys.

Moylan’s Penrith teammate Mansour was given the nod against Scotland, scoring two tries in the 54-12 victory, while Ferguson opened the scoring early in the first-half.

Cronulla flier Holmes had been selected for the warm-up match against the Kiwis in Perth, scoring in the 26-6 victory.

Moylan, himself the subject of a selection headache for Meninga after his man of the match performance against the Bravehearts, admitted that it would be an incredibly tough call for the Kangaroos head coach.

“Everyone has put their best foot forward,” he told TotalRL.

“Valentine played outstanding in Perth and the other two boys haven’t done themselves any injustice the way they’ve played. It’s probably made a bit of a selection headache for Mal, but it’s a good one to have. I’d say it’s bringing out the best of them.”

Moylan spoke highly of Panthers friend Mansour, whose incredible year hit a new high with his two-try haul against the Scots.

“He’s always loved getting involved and trying to help the side out as much as he can. I think the job he does for us week in, week out at Penrith is outstanding and it’s good to see him and Mez (Trent Merrin) get a run for Australia as well.”