Sydney Roosters stars Michael Jennings and Boyd Cordner have capped a grand-final win with selection in the Australian squad for the World Cup starting later this month.
After scoring one of the great grand-final tries on Sunday night in the Roosters' 26-18 win over Manly, Jennings was rewarded with selection in the 24-man squad. However coach Tim Sheens maintained he would need to pass a fitness test, having suffered a neck injury as he scored the match-sealing try.
Cordner's selection continues a remarkable few days in a breakout season, having returned to the Roosters squad for the grand final after being sidelined with an ankle injury since round 22.
Tigers hooker Robbie Farah edged out in-form Roosters hooker Jake Friend for the back-up hooking role.
Manly halfback Daly Cherry-Evans, who controversially won the Clive Churchill Medal, was picked as back-up halfback for Cooper Cronk.
Manly teammates Anthony Watmough and Glenn and Brett Stewart were ruled out through injury.
Squad: Cameron Smith (captain), Paul Gallen, Greg Bird, Darius Boyd, Daly Cherry-Evans, Boyd Cordner, Cooper Cronk, Robbie Farah, Andrew Fifita, Jarryd Hayne, Greg Inglis, Michael Jennings, Luke Lewis, Brett Morris, Josh Morris, Nate Myles, Josh Papalii, Corey Parker, Matthew Scott, Billy Slater, James Tamou, Brent Tate, Sam Thaiday, Johnathan Thurston.