McCormack names Scotland squad

Scotland coach Steve McCormack has named a handful of new faces in his squad for the European Cup, including Barrow winger James Nixon.

Nixon, who was the leading try scorer in the Championship this season with 29, is joined in the squad by Sheffield pair Brendon Lindsay and Mitchell Stringer.

There are also call ups for Scotland student Dave Arnott and John Cox from Scottish Conference Champions Edinburgh Eagles.

Much of the squad is selected from the Championship and Championship 1 divisons, although Wakefield’s Kevin Henderson, Castleford-bound Paul Jackson and Hull KR pair Ben Fisher and Rhys Lovegrove add Super League quality to the ranks.

Squad: James Nixon (Barrow), Jon Steel (Featherstone), Dean Colton (Doncaster), Kevin Henderson (Wakefield), Mick Nanyn (Leigh), Lee Paterson (Widnes), John Duffy (Widnes), Gareth Moore (York), Paul Jackson (Huddersfield), Mitch Stringer, Alex Szostak, Jack Howieson (all Sheffield), Neil Lowe (Hunslet), Ben Fisher (Hull KR), Andrew Henderson (Gateshead), Rhys Lovegrove (Hull KR), Dexter Miller (Whitehaven), Rob Lunt (Workington), Mark Dack, Dave Vernon (both Gateshead), John Cox (Edinburgh), Dave Arnott (Scotland Students), Crawford Matthews (Gateshead), Jamie Benn (Castleford Panthers), Paddy Coupar (Workington), Brendon Lindsay (Sheffield), Iain Morrison (Widnes).

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