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19-man Wales squad for Ireland clash

10th November 2018, 13:10

19-man Wales squad for Ireland clash

John Kear has named his 19-man squad for Sunday's decider for 2021 Rugby League World Cup qualification with Ireland in Wrexham.

Wales' 19-man squad

As both the Welsh and Irish have won one match apiece so far in the European Championship, it is a winner-takes-all contest at the Racecourse Stadium. 

Whoever comes out on top will book their place alongside France at the next World Cup, which will be hosted in England.

Wales' squad is similar to the one named for the 50-12 victory over Scotland last time out, but Jake Emmitt comes into contention for his first appearance of the tournament.

If all-time leading try-scorer Rhys Williams features, he will enter the record books once again, joining Ian Watson and Jordan James on 30 Wales caps. 

Wales head coach John Kear said: "We're all aware of what the rewards are.

"Regardless of the rewards for any game, you've got to go through the processes to earn that.

"We've been trying to emphasise that the rewards are great, but you've still got to do the ordinary things in rugby league in order to achieve them."

WALES' 19-MAN SQUAD: Dalton Grant (Bradford Bulls), Josh Ralph (Easts Tigers), Chester Butler, Connor Davies, Curtis Davies, Dan Fleming, Sion Jones (all Halifax), Ben Evans, Elliot Kear, Rhys Williams (all London Broncos), Elliott Jenkins (Rochdale Hornets), Gavin Bennion (Salford Red Devils), Ben Morris (St Helens), Mike Butt, Rhodri Lloyd (Swinton Lions), Jake Emmitt (Toronto Wolfpack), James Olds (West Brisbane Panthers), Morgan Evans, Steve Parry (both West Wales Raiders).

Tickets for Wales' clash with Ireland are still on sale. If you book before matchday, you can save money.

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