Danny Brough the reigning Man of Steel in the Super League is one of the 12 players that have reached the Quarter Finals of the World Cup. His teammate from Huddersfield Joe Wardle is going to return to the match after he missed the tournament of last year due to the injury he sustained.
The fullback from Warrington, Matty Russell will remain absent because he is scheduled to undergo a surgery by the end of the Super League season for the facial injury that he had last month. The Scotland team will miss the favourite trio Peter Wallace, Luke Douglas and Kane Linnett in the World Cup. The authorities say that building on the world cup of last year is important in order to improve the performances on the field and off the field.
The newcomers include Nathan Massey the 23 year old Canterbury Bulldogs half-back who is at the backup position at the NRL Grand Finalists, Josh Reynolds and Trent Hodkinson the Origin starts and 20 year old London broncos’ centre Oscar Thomas. This team will come down to 20 before the opening game at Workington’sDerwent Park against Wales on 17th October.
The head coach Steve McCormack says that he is delighted with the new Scotland Squad because just like evry time, they have nominated a few very good senior players as well as a few young players who are a part of the Scotland rugby team now. He says that the European Championship this year will be a tough competition and that they are very much excited to get the squad to practice together.
After playing against wales, Scotland will have a new challenge of facing Ireland in Dublin on 25th October and after six days they will play off against France in Galasheils. The winners will have a place in the Four Nations Series along with Australia, England and New Zealand.