Ryan Brierley has been forced to pull out of the Scotland squad due to a hand injury.
The Toronto Wolfpack ace missed the end of the current campaign with a finger problem but was due to recover in time for the Bravehearts’ group match against New Zealand on November 4th.
— Scotland RugbyLeague (@scotlandrl) October 16, 2017
But a complication has resulted in the former Leigh and Huddersfield ace being forced to withdraw, just several hours before they were due to fly out for the competition.
In a post on Instagram, Brierley said: “Absolutely devastated to have to drop out of the Scotland squad, was my dream to play in a world cup, especially in Australia but I will be supporting the boys from back home. Good luck brothers.”
Scotland have confirmed they will name a replacement shortly.