Kheirallah heads to World Cup with France

France coach Aurelien Cologni has included former Sydney Rooster Mark Kheirallah in his squad for the rugby league World Cup in Australia.

Former Sydney Rooster Mark Kheirallah has been named in France's 24-man squad for the rugby league World Cup in Australia later this month.

Fullback Kheirallah, who qualifies on residency, is one of three representatives from Championship club Toulouse.

Eight players from Catalans Dragons have been included in France coach Aurelien Cologni's squad.

France open their campaign against Lebanon in Canberra on October 29 and play Australia in their second group A match a week later before taking on England in Perth on November 12.

Squad: J Bousquet, T Margalet, B Garcia, J Baitieri, L Albert, F Yaha, N Djalout, R Navarrete (all Catalans Dragons), B Ader, C Boyer, M Kheirallah (all Toulouse), W Barthau, J Boudebza (both London Broncos), O Arnaud, G Bonnet (both Avignon), D Cardace (Lezignan), T Fages (St Helens, capt), M Herold, M Rouch (both Limoux), B Jullien (Warrington), A Maria, E Pelissier (both Leigh), H Miloudi (Hull), G Springer (Castleford).

Source AAP

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