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Huddersfield Giants stars Shannon Wakeman and Ukuma Ta'ai get their World Cup calls

Forwards will line up for Italy and Tonga respectively

Huddersfield Giants' Ukuma Ta'ai scores one of his tries this season. He's now on his way to the World Cup. Picture by John Rushworth

TWO more Huddersfield Giants stars have been confirmed in their nation’s World Cup squads.

Prop Shannon Wakeman has today been named in Italy’s squad, while Ukuma Ta’ai will again feature for Tonga.

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And Ta’ai’s Tonga open their World Cup campaign in Australia on October 29 against a Scotland side that will include Giants teammates Danny Brough and Dale Ferguson.

The popular back-row forward had hoped to persuade Giants Player of the Year and Super League Dream Team prop Sebastine Ikahihifo to join him in the squad, but those efforts appear to have failed as he’s not been named.

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