Brough announced he had signed a new five year deal with the Giants over the weekend and looks to be a shoe-in to captain the Bravehearts again.
“Any coach going into a World Cup will tell you that you can’t have too many world-class players in your side and Danny certainly falls into that category,” McCormack told Love Rugby League
“Danny has been exceptional for Scotland in the past and he’s shown a massive commitment to us as a nation.
“We’ve kept in contact often and he made the decision early which is a massive boost for us.
“He’s probably the stand out player in Super League so far and his form for Huddersfield is fantastic.
“At the moment I couldn’t think of a player in the league who is as influential for his club.”
“We’ve always pushed above our weight in the time I’ve been doing this job and again this year, I think we’ll have a very good squad,” he added.
“Our aim at the moment is to get a couple of wins and qualify out of our group but we are aware that that’s a tough ask.
“We’re well in advance of our planning. We’ve been up to examine our training venues and I’ve nearly selected a 40 man-squad.
“We are making final checks regarding eligibility and then we’ll be contacting everyone in our squad to let them know the different dates and the schedule.”