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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: WALES V JAMAICA

21st October 2016, 08:59

BIG MATCH PREVIEW: WALES V JAMAICA

Media manager Ryan Gould previews Wales' full international against Jamaica at Wakefield's Belle Vue Stadium tonight (7.30pm)

Media manager Ryan Gould previews Wales' full international against Jamaica at Wakefield's Belle Vue Stadium tonight (7.30pm). 

 

SETTING THE SCENE 

 

Wales will be hoping to build on their victory over Serbia in their opening 2017 Rugby League World Cup Qualifier last weekend.

 

John Kear's men produced a professional display to beat Serbia 50-0 at Llanelli's Parc Stebonheath, home of community club West Wales Raiders. 

 

It could have been more on the day, as a number of tries were ruled out, but nevertheless it was very impressive start for the Welsh. 

 

Jamaica, meanwhile, picked up a big win in Ireland - who named a side largely made of domestic players - last weekend. 

 

They led 42-10 at the break and then went on to see the game out comfortably for the victory. 

 

WALES' 19-MAN SQUAD

 

1. Elliot Kear, 2. Rhys Williams, 3. Dai Evans, 4. Christiaan Roets, 6. Courtney Davies, 8. Gil Dudson, 9. Lloyd White, 10. Craig Kopczak, 11. Rhodri Lloyd, 14. Steve Parry, 15. Joe Burke, 16. Jake Emmitt, 17. Anthony Walker, 18. Andrew Gay, 19. Matty Fozard, 20. Morgan Evans, 21. Ian Newbury, 22. Connor Farrer, 26. Ben Morris

 

JAMAICA'S 18-MAN SQUAD

 

Wayne Reittie, Richard Barnett, Alex Brown, Lewis Bowman, Aaron Jones-Bishop, Danny Thomas, Jy-Mel Coleman, Jode Sheriffe, Joel Farrell, Jordan Andrade, Mo Agoro, Danny Bravo, Corey Hanson, Ross Peltier, Jamel Goodhall, Keenen Tomlinson, Kadeem Williams, Josh Hill

 

THE VISITORS' ONE TO WATCH 

 

Alex Brown - the winger has plenty of experience having played for numerous clubs at Super League and Championship level. He crossed for two tries in Jamaica's win over Ireland last weekend and will be a familiar face to Wales head coach John Kear, as he played under him at Batley Bulldogs last season.

 

THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE

 

Joe Cobb has been appointed as the referee for the clash between Wales and Jamaica. 

 

He last officiated Wales in their victory over Scotland at The Raecourse during last year's European Championships. 

 

Domestically, he has been refereeing in Super League and the Championship over the last couple of seasons. 

 

Jonathan Roberts and Harry Neville will assist Cobb as touch judges. 

 

FAN INFORMATION

 

Tickets are still available and can be purchased online HERE

 

John Kear has issued a rallying call for supporters across England and Wales to turn out and support the international.

 

The official matchday programme - a double edition to cover the Serbia and Jamaica internationals - is available for £3, sold around the stadium and you can take a quick look at what's inside HERE