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Welsh Select XIII squad named

11th October 2013, 12:09

Welsh Select XIII squad named

Welsh Rugby League Select XIII coach Mike Grady has named a 21- man squad to face the full Wales side in a friendly match at Parc Eirias in Colwyn Bay next Tuesday (kick-off 6pm).

Welsh Rugby League Select XIII coach Mike Grady has named a 21-man squad to face the full Wales side in a friendly match at Parc Eirias in Colwyn Bay next Tuesday (kick-off 6pm).

 

Eleven of the side are selected from Championship One sides North Wales Crusaders, South Wales Scorpions and Gloucestershire All Golds with the remainder being Wales Students and Dragonhearts internationals.

 

The friendly is designed to give the Wales players a competitive run out just a week after they go into camp, while it will give the Welsh XIII players experience they can take back into their clubs next season.

 

Grady, who normally coaches Warrington Wizards and Wales Dragonhearts, said: “I’m very honoured to coach the side and I'm also massively excited about it. To come up against Iestyn Harris, Lee Briers and the Wales first team is massive.

 

“Representative jobs are few and far between and to have been given the opportunity with Wales Dragonhearts and now the Wales Select is fantastic for my development, I'm very grateful to Wales RL for these opportunities. On top of that I'm coaching elite players that represent their country at different level and also semi pro players, which in itself is an honour to be involved with such a group.

 

“Obviously the opposition we are up against are quality, I want the lads just to stand up and make a good account of themselves. Our players will be looking at learning from their players and what standard they need to aim for if they have ambitions to make a Wales squad.

 

“It's great that Wales are giving the lads the chance to play on a big stage against the country's elite, surely something that's unique in Rugby League at the moment as I've not heard any other country doing it. It's a Wales Select so these boys are considered the best of the rest, and I'm sure they will do themselves proud.”

 

Wales v Wales Rugby League Select XIII is at Parc Eirias in Colwyn Bay on October 15th (kick-off 6pm). Tickets are £10 seated, £5 standing. Call 01492 577900 for more information or go to www.walesrugbyleague.co.uk.

 

WELSH LEAGUE XIII SQUAD

Name

Position

Club

Andy Mousdale

Half Back

North Wales Crusaders

Jamie Dallimore

Half Back

North Wales Crusaders

Dan Birkett

Wing

North Wales Crusaders

Troy Brophy

Full Back

North Wales Crusaders

Phil Carleton

Centre

South Wales Scorpions

Ashley Bateman

Loose

South Wales Scorpions

Tom Morgan

Prop/Centre

South Wales Scorpions

Matt Wilcox

Utility

South Wales Scorpions

Chris Davies

Prop

South Wales Scorpions

Kasey Hurley

Full Back

South Wales Scorpions

Yannick Parker

Centre

Gloucestershire All Golds

Kyle Scrivens

Centre

Torfaen Tigers / Wales Dragonhearts

Scott Britton

Prop

Valley Cougars / Wales Dragonhearts

Martin Luckwell

Hooker

Valley Cougars / Wales Dragonhearts

Anthony Tilley

Prop

Conwy Celts / Wales Dragonhearts

Alan Pope

2nd Row

Bonymaen Broncos / Wales Dragonhearts

Neil Dallimore

Prop/Loose

Cardiff Demons / Wales Dragonhearts

Victor Coker

Prop

Cardiff Demons / Wales Students

Izaak Duffy

Prop/Loose

Cardiff Demons / Wales Students

Louis Singleton

Hooker

Cardiff Demons / Wales Students

Callum Bennett

Half Back

Prestatyn and Rhyl Panthers / Wales Students

 

 

Mike Grady

Head Coach

Paul Emmanuelli

Assistant Coach

Allen Jones

Assistant Coach

Mark Jones

Team Manager