Wales coach John Kear has called on the people of Yorkshire to come out and support both Wales and fledgling nation Jamaica in this Friday’s international between the two sides.
There is a distinct lack of top-level Rugby League taking place in the country this week, with England facing France on foreign soil in Avignon.
And that has resulted in Kear saying this Friday’s game at Wakefield is a wonderful opportunity for the sport’s fans in Yorkshire to come and take in a game of international rugby.
“I’m sure the people of Yorkshire will support the match,” he said. “People in the area are very knowledgable about their rugby league.
“You have the Four Nations but, at this time of the year, there aren’t many venues in Yorkshire being used, so it’s an opportunity for people to come and watch some international rugby league.”
Kear also admits the opportunity to face the Jamaicans – who hammered Ireland in Bray last weekend – is “intriguging”.
“I think it’s very intriguing really; Jamaica are trying to establish themselves internationally and, for us, it’s a chance for us to take a look at those who didn’t play against Serbia.
“I expected them to do well in Ireland as they have a lot of Championship and League 1 players, but I was quite surprised by the side that Ireland played.
“Every game provides a different challenge and I have no doubt that Jamaica will be the same.”