Lachlan Coote and Luke Douglas have been named in the train-on squad for Scotland's World Cup Qualifiers.
Grand Final bound Coote, who made three appearances for Scotland in the 2016 Four Nations tournament is joined by the departing Douglas in the squad ahead of the final European qualifiers for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup this autumn.
South Sydney’s Campbell Graham is set to make his debut for Scotland as the Bravehearts face Serbia and Greece in Pool B, with the top two going through to the main competition in England.
Also included is Hull KR’s Kane Linnett, who also donned the tartan for the 2013 World Cup. New Wakefield signing Alex Walker retains his spot, and among the youngsters selected is Leeds’ Callum Mclelland, who will play for Featherstone in Saturday’s ‘Million Pound Game’ in Toronto. Hull’s Kieran Buchanan also gets his first chance. At the other end of the experience scale, Oliver Wilkes – who has just retired from club rugby after more than 500 games – has put his hand up for a career swansong, having won the first of his eight caps at the 2008 World Cup.
Scotland Head coach Nathan Graham added: “As someone who has been involved with Scotland Rugby League for many years, I am extremely proud to be part of the coaching team for two such important games. The whole playing squad and staff are looking forward to two very exciting and challenging matches.”
SCOTLAND TRAIN-ON SQUAD:
Brett Carter (Barrow Raiders), David Scott (Batley Bulldogs), Brandan Wilkinson, Frankie Mariano (Doncaster), Craig Robertson, Lewis Clarke, Mikey Mair (Edinburgh Eagles), Matt Hogg (Edinburgh Eagles/Newcastle University), Scott Plumridge (Glasgow RL), Ben Kavanagh (Halifax), Kieran Buchanan (Hull FC), Danny Addy, Kane Linnett, Will Oakes (Hull KR), Davey Dixon, Kieran Moran (Keighley Cougars), Nick Glohe (Lakes United Seagulls), Callum Mclelland (Leeds Rhinos), Liam Hood (Leigh Centurions), Ben Hellewell (London Broncos), Charlie Emslie, Connor Terrill (Millom), Dan Turland (Murwillumbah Mustangs), Niall Sidney, Sam Luckley (Newcastle Thunder), Lachlan Stein (Newtown Jets), Izaac Farrell (Rochdale Hornets), Adam Walker (Salford), Campbell Graham (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Lachlan Coote, Luke Douglas (St Helens), Murray Mitchell, Niall Hall (Strathmore Silverbacks), Oscar Thomas (Swinton Lions), Ryan Brierley (Toronto Wolfpack), James Bell (Toulouse Olympique), Hamish Bentley, Kane Bentley (Toulouse Olympique Elite), Joe Mclean, Sam Herron (West Wales Raiders), Alex Walker (Wakefield Trinty), Brett Phillips (Whitehaven RLFC), Dale Ferguson, Oliver Wilkes (Unattached)
POOL B FIXTURES
|Scotland v Serbia||26th Oct||3pm||Lochinch (Police Ground), Glasgow||Glasgow|
|Greece v Scotland||1st Nov||7.30pm||New River Stadium, London||London|
|Serbia v Greece||9th Nov||1pm||NC Makis Stadium, 11000 Belgrade||Belgrade|