Duo set for Ireland

Duo set for Ireland

  • Michael Mcilorum and Jack Higginson included in Ireland squad for Rugby League World Cup

  • Mcilorum set to feature at second World Cup with Ireland

  • 20-year-old Higginson could make international debut

Michael Mcilorum and Jack Higginson have been included in the Ireland squad for the upcoming World Cup.

Mcilorum, 29, will head to a World Cup with Ireland for the second time having featured in three games at the 2008 tournament.

Higginson, 20, has played three games for Wigan but spent much of 2017 on the sidelines owing to injury. Should he play he will make his international debut.

Wakefield duo Liam Finn and Scott Grix lead the side as captain and vice-captain.

St Helens pair Kyle Amor and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook lead a big looking pack with Super League players Brad Singleton, Tyrone McCarthy, Anthony Mullally and James Hasson all included.

Ireland Rugby League World Cup 2017 squad

Liam Finn (C), Scott Grix (VC), James Hasson, Kyle Amor, Liam Kay, Will Hope, Oliver Roberts, Ed Chamberlain, George King, Toby King, Joe Keyes, Joe Philbin, Jack Higginson, Anthony Mullally, Tyrone McCarthy, Brad Singleton, Micky McIlorum, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Api Pewhairangi, Matty Hadden, Shannon McDonnell, Casey Dunne, James Kelly, Alan McMahon & Mikey Russell (Travelling Reserve).

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