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Jamaica title Rugby League World Cup train-on squad

Newcastle Knights and former Huddersfield teenage wing sensation Dom Younger is one among quite a few new faces chosen for the preliminary Jamaica 2021 Rugby League World Cup train-on squad. The Reggae Warriors will grow to be the primary nation from the Caribbean area to play within the closing levels of the match later this yr and will probably be based mostly in Leeds.

Castleford’s skilled again Jordan Turner and Hull KR’s Luis Johnson additionally obtain their first name up, as do Sheffield’s Izaac Farrell – who joins his brother Joel, Bradford’s Dee Foggin-Johnson and Lloyd White, who has beforehand performed for Wales.

Younger’s brother Alex, who’s at Workington, can also be included together with the 17 English-based gamers who helped the aspect qualify for the World Cup when successful the Americas Qualifiers in 2018 together with Huddersfield’s Ashton Golding who joins membership mate Michael Lawrence, who made his Jamaica debut in opposition to England Knights in 2019.

A complete of 14 gamers from the Jamaica home league have additionally been chosen together with Khamisi McKain and Renaldo Wade who performed within the 2018 qualifiers, and Liguanea Dragons’ Akeem Murray who sparked Jamaica’s win over the USA of their conflict in Kingston in 2019.

Jamaica will face Greece in a World Cup heat up sport at Castleford on October 5 which is able to double as Turner’s testimonial sport, and head coach Romeo Monteith has introduced a three-day camp at Weetwood Corridor in Leeds for the English-based gamers in preparation from 22-24 June. The Jamaican contingent are usually not but allowed to journey due to Covid-19 rules and the camp will probably be run by their UK based mostly lead coach Jermaine Coleman who will oversee on area actions and will probably be supported by Leeds Rhinos assistant Chev Walker.

Monteith believes that the stability of the squad is true and competitors for spots will probably be fierce. “We now have named a robust train-on squad which provides us protection in all positions,” he stated from Kingston. “Solely 24 gamers could make the ultimate reduce and so I do know everybody will wish to put himself in the very best place to be chosen. For the primary time we now have enough choices within the halves and our forwards need to have depth. Our backs have at all times been our energy and we’ll once more have lots choices there.

“It’s extraordinarily disappointing that we weren’t allowed a mid-season worldwide,” Monteith added. “However second to {that a} camp is the following smartest thing we will organize. Our UK operation administrators Alex Simmons and Jason Robinson have labored onerous to make it a chance and I’m assured our preparations will tremendously profit from it.

“We additionally hope to have an identical camp in Jamaica for the domestic-based gamers however we’re nonetheless ready on Authorities approval to return to actions on the island. Actually, it’s not been a traditional time and like different sports activities we now have suffered tremendously.”


Greg Johnson (Batley Bulldogs), Dee Foggin-Johnson, (Bradford Bulls), Jordan Turner (Castleford Tigers), Kevin Thomas (CMU Spartans) Kadeem Williams (Coventry Bears), Jon Magrin, Keenen Tomlinson, (Dewsbury Rams), Danny Bravo, Ross Peltier (Doncaster), Danny Thomas  (Dewsbury Celtic), Andre McFarlane, Andrew Simpson, Fabian Turner, Jenson Morris, Kenneth Walker, Khamisi McKain, Marvin Thompson, Owen Linton, Renaldo Wade, Ryan Grant (Duhaney Park Purple Sharks) James Woodburn-Corridor (Halifax) Chevaughn Bailey (GC Lions) Ashton Golding, Michael Lawrence (Huddersfield Giants), Luis Johnson (Hull Kingston Rovers), Aaron Jones-Bishop, Alex Brown, Jordan Andrade, Jy-mel Coleman (Hunslet Hawks), Mo Agoro, Zach Braham (Keighley Cougars), Adrian Corridor, Akeem Murray (Liguanea Dragons) Jacob Ogden (London Broncos) Abevia McDonald, Jerome Yates, Lamont Bryan, Maliki Lloyd-Jones, Omari Caro, (London Skolars), Joe Brown (Newcastle), Dom Younger (Newcastle Knights), Christopher Ball, Izaac Farrell, Joel Farrell (Sheffield Eagles), Nico Rizelli (St. Helens), Lloyd White (Toulouse Olympique), Alex Younger (Workington City), Ben Jones-Bishop (York Metropolis Knights), Mason Caton-Brown, Tyronie Rowe (Unattached).

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