Scotland Head Coach Nathan Graham has confirmed his squad for the first round of the final European qualifiers for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.
Next Saturday (26 October), Scotland host Serbia in Glasgow (3pm) in Pool B, Scotland will then travel to London to face Greece on teh 1st November,
The top two nations in each pool will appear in the final tournament in England.
Following the conclusion of the Super League and Championship seasons Scotland have held a number of training camps and the 22 man squad has been selected from there. This years squad has a mixture of youth and experience with Ben Kavanagh looking to make his 20th appearance in teh game against Serbia and there will be 161 caps between the squad.
Salford Red Devils Super League Grand Finalist Adam Walker lines up for Scotland having last played in 2016, receiving their first Scotland call-up is Callum McLelland, the young half back from Leeds Rhinos was also part of the Featherstone squad who reached to the recent Championship Grand Final on dual registration. Luke Douglas returns to the squad having missed 2018 with injury, Douglas’s last appearance was captaining Scotland in the 14-14 draw against Samoa at the 2017 World Cup.
Captain Dale Ferguson returns to the squad following missing the 2018 European Championships with injury.
It’s always an honour to pull on the tartan and I’m looking forward to playing against two tough opponents. We desperately want to qualify again for the World Cup and will be doing all we can to make sure that happens.
SCOTLAND 22-MAN TOURNAMENT SQUAD
David Scott (Batley Bulldogs), Brandan Wilkinson (Doncaster), Lewis Clarke (Edinburgh Eagles), Matt Hogg (Edinburgh Eagles/Newcastle University), Scott Plumridge (Glasgow RL), Ben Kavanagh (Halifax), Danny Addy, Will Oakes (Hull KR), Davey Dixon, Kieran Moran (Keighley Cougars), Nick Glohe (Lakes United Seagulls), Callum Mclelland (Leeds Rhinos), Ben Hellewell (London Broncos), Dan Turland (Murwillumbah Mustangs), Sam Luckley (Newcastle Thunder), Adam Walker (Salford), Luke Douglas (St Helens), Oscar Thomas (Swinton Lions), Ryan Brierley (Toronto Wolfpack), Alex Walker (Wakefield Trinity), Joe McClean (West Wales Raiders), Dale Ferguson (Unattached)