Kear names Wales squad for World Cup Qualifiers

John Kear has named his 29-man train-on squad for Wales’ 2017 Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers this autumn.

Salford forward Craig Kopczak captains the side, with teammate Phil Joseph being named vice-captain.

Fellow Super League stars Gil Dudson, Rhys Evans, Ben Flower and Lloyd White will also feature in a team that boasts four players from the South Wales Ironmen.

Wales will face Serbia on Saturday, October 15 at Stebonheath Park, Llanelli, before travelling to Monza to face Italy on Saturday, October 29.

After winning the European Championship in 2015, Kear and his side will want to achieve further success by qualifying for next year’s World Cup.

Wales’ 29-man train-on squad is as follows: Dan Fleming (Bradford Bulls), Dalton Grant (Dewsbury Rams), Michael Channing (Featherstone Rovers), Elliot Kear, Rhys Williams (London Broncos), Andrew Gay (Mackay Cutters), Rob Massam (North Wales Crusaders), Joe Burke (Oldham), Phil Joseph (Vice Captain) Craig Kopczak (Captain) (Salford Red Devils), Matty Fozard (Sheffield Eagles), Oliver Olds (South Logan Magpies), Courtney Davies, Connor Farrer, Ian Newbury, Christiaan Roets (South Wales Ironmen), Regan Grace, Morgan Knowles, Calvin Wellington (St Helens), Jake Emmitt, Rhodri Lloyd (Swinton Lions), Morgan Evans, Steve ParryLewis Reece (University of Gloucestershire All Golds), Anthony Walker (Wakefield Wildcats), Rhys Evans (Warrington Wolves), Gil Dudson, Lloyd White (Widnes Vikings) and Ben Flower (Wigan Warriors)




15 October 2016 – Wales v Serbia, Stebonheath Park, Llanelli (BUY TICKETS HERE)

22 October 2016 – Serbia v Italy, Makis Stadium, Belgrade

29 October 206 – Italy v Wales, Stadio Brianteo, Monza