It’s crunch time in Super League but we’re also approaching international season, which is shorter than expected after Australia and New Zealand forced the World Cup to be postponed.
Last night, Scotland head coach Nathan Graham named Super League semi-finalists Lachlan Coote and Kane Linnett in a provisional 33-man squad ahead of his team’s international against Jamaica at Castleford on October 15.
St Helens full-back Coote and Hull KR centre or second-rower Linnett, who will be team-mates at Craven Park in 2022, are among 10 Super League-based players set for the Bravehearts’ first-ever meeting with the Reggae Warriors.
Graham said: “I’m really looking forward to kicking off our sessions in a couple of weeks’ time.
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“It’s been a long time in the waiting. We have announced an extended squad that is a mix of experienced campaigners and some new guys.
“We’ll look at how everyone performs and finalise a 20 man squad for a four-day camp before the game. I’m looking for the young guys to be really competitive in training and push themselves with a view to being in the 20.”
Squad: C Terrill, S Toal (both Barrow), K Buchanan (Batley), D Scott (Coventry), D Dixon, W Oakes (both Dewsbury), L Clarke, M Hogg, N Hall (all Edinburgh Eagles), D Ferguson (Featherstone), B Kavanagh (Halifax), K Linnett (Hull KR), K Moran (Keighley), B Hellewell, R Brierley, L Hood, M Russell, J Bell (all Leigh), R Oakley (London Broncos), C Emslie (Millom RLFC), D Addy, S Luckley (both Salford), L Coote (St Helens), M Mitchell (Strathmore Silverbacks), S Brooks (Swinton), A Walker (Wakefield), J McLean, S Herron (both West Wales), C Phillips, L Walmsley, G Graham, O Thomas (all Whitehaven), J Teanby (York).