Lewis Tierney named in Scotland squad for 2017 Rugby League World Cup
Tierney joins up with Warriors Scholarship and Player Welfare Manager Steve McCormack
- Tierney becomes eighth Wigan player to head to the World Cup
Wigan utility back Lewis Tierney has been named in the Scotland squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.
Warriors Scholarship and Player Welfare Manager, Steve McCormack, takes charge of The Bravehearts and includes seven uncapped players in the side including brothers Kane and Andrew Bentley of Toulouse Olympique.
They are joined by a clutch of Super League stars including Warrington three-quarter Matthew Russell, St Helens prop Luke Douglas, and Scotland’s most-capped player, Danny Brough of Huddersfield. They are among 14 players who retain their places from last year’s successful Four Nations squad.
It will be the youngest squad Scotland have sent to a World Cup, with three 20-year-olds (Wilkinson, Anderson and Hull KR forward Kieran Moran, an uncapped member of last year’s squad), 21-year-olds Stein and Toal, and three more players aged 23 or under.
“It is a young squad but that’s exciting, too,” admitted McCormack. “When we took our youngest ever team to play in France two years ago, I said some of them would be on the plane to Australia and a lot of them will be on Sunday. Alex Walker (age 22) has been outstanding for London Broncos this season, week-in, week-out and Lewis Tierney (who has just turned 23) was one of Catalans’ best players in their big games at the end of the season.”
Scotland RLWC2017 squad:
Alex Walker (London Broncos, 3)
Andrew Bentley (Toulouse Olympique, 0)
Ben Hellewell (London Broncos, 15)
Ben Kavanagh (Hull KR, 14)
Brandan Wilkinson (Bradford Bulls, 0)
Callum Phillips (Workington Town, 5)
Dale Ferguson (Huddersfield Giants, 14)
Danny Addy (Hull KR, 14)
Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants, 23)
David Scott (Batley Bulldogs, 13)
Frankie Mariano (Featherstone Rovers, 2)
James Bell (New Zealand Warriors, 0)
Jarred Anderson (Sydney Roosters, 0)
Johnny Walker (Darlington Point Roosters,6)
Kane Bentley (Toulouse Olympique, 0)
Kieran Moran (Hull KR, 0)
Lachlan Stein (Penrith Panthers, 0)
Lewis Tierney (Wigan Warriors, 3)
Luke Douglas (St Helens, 8)
Matthew Russell (Warrington Wolves, 8)
Oscar Thomas (Bradford Bulls, 6)
Ryan Brierley (Toronto Wolfpack, 2)
Sam Brooks (Featherstone Rovers, 3)
Shane Toal (Barrow Raiders, 2)