Pacific Championship Wrap Week One



Kangaroos Coach Mal Meninga faces a big call on his backline.

Selwyn Cobbo ticked off his Australian debut on Saturday but could lose his jersey to Valentine Holmes for Australia’s clash with New Zealand on 28 October.

While Holmes has become one of the elite Centres in the game, he has also played 14 games on the wing for Australia.

The Storm must double the salary of rookie fullback Sualauvi Fa’alogo following his sizzling Test debut on Saturday night.

Toa Samoa star Fa’alogo was close to the best player on the field, despite Australia running out comfortable 38-12 victors in the Pacific Championships opener.

The 20-year-old has played just one NRL game – when he scored a double against the Broncos in Round 27 – but he didn’t look remotely out of place against the world champions.

Fa’alogo is currently on a development list contract and earned A$60,000 this year, but that’s set to at least double in 2024.

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