Rugby league: Fremantle Roosters quintet picked in NRL WA state team

Fremantle Roosters’ Delane Edwards.
Fremantle Roosters’ Delane Edwards.

FIVE members of the Fremantle Roosters will be swapping the red, blue and white for black and gold after being selected in the WA squad competing in this week’s Combined Affiliated States Championships in Adelaide.

Fremantle residents Jarrod Thompson and Bradley Gibson, Beeliar’s Delane Edwards, Rockingham’s Taiapa Graham and South Lake’s James Aspden will play not just for their state, but for the chance to be selected in the Australian Combined Associates team taking on England in a warm up game for the upcoming World Cup.

Roosters captain Thompson said it was an honour to make the state team.

“As a state not known for the overall wealth in rugby league it’s great to see so many talented players running around and what already has been produced from here,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge and defending the states back to back titles in Adelaide.”

The Combined Affiliated States Championships are in Adelaide from Friday.

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