Kangaroos Announce 2020 Merit Side - Storm dominate with six players
- The Kangaroos have announced a merit side for the 2020 season
- The Melbourne Storm have had six players named in the side
- Nathan Cleary was selected over Daly Cherry-Evans for halfback
James Tedesco is tackled during the International Rugby League Test Match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis (Getty Images)
The Melbourne Storm have dominated the 2020 Australian Kangaroos Merit side with six players selected.
Sydney Roosters, New South Wales and incumbent Australian captain Boyd Cordner was named the skipper of the side in the second-row alongside Melbourne Storm star Felise Kaufusi.
2020 NRL premiers, the Storm boast six players selected in the side including Kaufusi, Cameron Munster, Josh Addo-Carr, Christian Welch, Ryan Papenhuyzen and Tino Fa'asuamaleaui.
One of the most intriguing selections was that of Penrith halfback Nathan Cleary over Daly Cherry-Evans.
Incumbent Australian halfback, Cherry-Evans lead the Queensland Maroons to a shock series win over Cleary's Blues but was overlooked for the side.
Canberra Raiders Dally M winner Jack Wighton was named in the centres while Broncos star Payne Hass has finally had some good news in a season to forget after being named on the bench.