STADIUM NEWS | Wales Rugby League Squad To Feature At The Racecourse Announced

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 18 Oct 2018

Wales Rugby League head coach John Kear has named a 25-man squad for the European Championship and 2021 Rugby League World Cup qualifiers.

The Dragons will take on Ireland at the Racecourse this autumn as they aim to book their place in the next World Cup at the first time of asking.

Elliot Kear will captain Wales during the tournament and 11 other members of the 2017 World Cup squad will again be involved.

Josh Ralph, who spent the 2018 season with Queensland Cup side Easts Tigers and played a key part in them making it to the Grand Final, will fly over from Australia.

Widnes Vikings’ Gil Dudson and Lloyd White, who were both missing for the World Cup, will be in the frame for a return, as will Halifax’s Dan Fleming and West Wales Raiders’ Morgan Evans.

There are nine uncapped players. West Brisbane Panthers’ James Olds, the brother of international halfback Ollie, will link up with the squad.

Twins Connor and Curtis Davies, Sion Jones and Elliot Jenkins, who have all represented Wales at various levels, will also be pushing for appearances in the senior side.

Coventry Bears’ Chris Vitalini, Rhys Gant, James Mason and Liam Rice-Wilson are the other players yet to earn a cap. 

WALES’ 25-MAN SQUAD IN FULL: Dalton Grant (Bradford Bulls), Rhys Gant, James Mason, Liam Rice-Wilson, Chris Vitalini (all Coventry Bears), Josh Ralph (Easts Tigers), Chester Butler, Connor Davies, Curtis Davies, Dan Fleming, Sion Jones (all Halifax), Ben Evans, Elliot Kear, Rhys Williams (all London Broncos), Elliot Jenkins (Rochdale Hornets), Gavin Bennion (Salford Red Devils), Ben Morris (St Helens), Rhodri Lloyd (Swinton Lions), Jake Emmitt (Toronto Wolfpack), Courtney Davies (unattached), James Olds (West Brisbane Panthers), Morgan Evans, Steve Parry (both West Wales Raiders), Gil Dudson, Lloyd White (both Widnes Vikings).

Tickets for Wales’ clash with Ireland at My Racecourse on Sunday, November 11 (3pm kick-off) are now on sale.

Wales RL Squad 2018

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