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19-man Wales squad for Scotland clash

1st November 2018, 08:14

19-man Wales squad for Scotland clash

John Kear has named his 19-man squad for the European Championship encounter and 2021 Rugby League World Cup qualifier against Scotland.

Wales' 19-man squad

Wales will take on the Scottish in Galashiels at 7.30pm on Friday night.

The 19-man squad is similar to the one named for the tournament opener over in France. 

After missing out against the French, Mike Butt has been included in the 19 and will be hoping to earn his first cap.

John Kear said: "We’re expecting another tough match against Scotland, but we’re hoping to improve in some of the areas that let us down against France and get a result in Galashiels.

"Scotland also lost their opening match so I’m sure they’ll want to get up and running.

"Our squad is young and I’ve no doubt that matches like last weekend’s against France will benefit the players.

"They’re all hungry to play and qualify for the next World Cup."

Scotland have named Edinburgh Eagles' Matt Hogg as a possible debutant. He has already faced Wales at both U23 and Student levels in 2018.

WALES 19-MAN SQUAD: Dalton Grant (Bradford Bulls), 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), Elliott Jenkins (Rochdale Hornets), Gavin Bennion (Salford Red Devils), Ben Morris (St Helens), Mike Butt, Rhodri Lloyd (both Swinton Lions), Courtney Davies (unattached), James Olds (West Brisbane Panthers), Morgan Evans, Steve Parry (both West Wales Raiders).

SCOTLAND 19-MAN SQUAD: David Scott (Batley Bulldogs), Frankie Mariano (Doncaster RL), Craig Borthwick, Lewis Clarke, Finn Hutchison, Craig Robertson (Edinburgh Eagles), Ben Kavanagh (Halifax RL), Will Oakes (Hull KR), Billy McConnachie (Ipswich Jets), Davey Dixon (Keighley Cougars), Nick Glohe (Lakes United RLFC), Sam Luckley (Newcastle Thunder), Matt Hogg (Newcastle University/Edinburgh Eagles), James Bell (New Zealand Warriors), Oscar Thomas (Sheffield Eagles), Murray Mitchell (Strathmore Silverbacks), Ryan Brierley (Toronto Wolfpack), Kane Bentley (Toulouse), Oliver Wilkes (Workington Town)

There will be a live stream of Wales' clash with Scotland on the BBC Sport website.

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Updated information and statistics on the Wales squad can be found here.