Several Super League stars get call-up for Cook Islands v Tonga

Wigan centre Anthony Gelling and Halifax forward Adam Tangata have been named in t he Cook Islands’ preliminary train-on squad for the 2017 World Cup qualifier against Tonga at Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney, on October 17.

The pair represented the Cook Islands in the last World Cup in the UK two years ago.

The initial Tonga train-on squad includes Ukuma Ta’ai (Huddersfield), Fuifui Moimoi (Leigh), Atelea Vea (St Helens) and Mickey Paea (Hull).

Also included are ex-London and Huddersfield prop Antonio Kaufusi – and current Catalans winger Michael Oldfield, who is interestingly listed as a South Sydney Rabbitohs player.