Kangaroos coach

Meninga extends Kangaroos deal until 2021

Meninga has been at the helm of Australia since late 2015 and led the Kangaroos to success at the Rugby League World Cup in 2017.

The rugby league great will remain at the helm for at least another two years, it was announced on Monday.

"I'm incredibly honoured to continue to coach the Kangaroos and in particular have the opportunity to coach the team to another World Cup campaign," Meninga said in a statement.

"Playing for my country was for me the pinnacle of my career and I know that every player I've coached as part of the Kangaroos has felt similarly.

Meninga set to throw a cat amongst the pigeons

According to News Corp, Meninga is set to name Matt Moylan, Jake Trbojevic, Jake Friend, Justin O’Neill and James Maloney to make their international debuts against Scotland next weekend. 

The Aussie coach is keen to give his entire 24-man squad a run before the pointy end of the tournament, given the Kangaroos’ one-off Test against the Kiwis last weekend. 

Aaron Woods and Josh Mansour are also expected to take their places in the side following their respective weddings last weekend.