He said: “My mum, Anne Hardie, was born in Glasgow along with her five other brothers and sisters and moved from Camuslang to Australia at the age of nine.
“I still have loads of uncles, aunties and cousins there so playing for Scotland will mean a lot to me. “I know my family will all be watching from both here and Scotland. My grandfather, who passed away a couple years ago, would be very proud.
“World Cups don’t come around very often and I’m really looking forward to experiencing the tournament in England and meeting a new bunch of boys and performing well.”
McCormack said: “It’s great to have Kane available, along with Peter and James.
“We’ll confirm another NRL recruit later this week and I expect maybe one more, two at the most.
Scotland are expected to announce a 23-man squad packed with NRL and Super League players. Among those hoping to be selected if fit are Scotland internationalists Huddersfield Giants’ Danny Brough, Dale Ferguson and Joe Wardle, Michael Robertson and Ben Fisher (London Broncos), Adam Walker (Hull KR) and Jonathan Walker (Castleford), along with several leading Championship players.