Morgan Knowles and Regan Grace named in Wales squad

Drew Darbyshire

St Helens duo Morgan Knowles and Regan Grace have been selected in Wales’ 35-man elite train-on squad for the next two years.

Wales coach John Kear has named his train-on squad to select players for this autumn’s Nines World Cup and next year’s European Championship.

There are seven current Super League stars who all came through Wales Rugby League’s elite player pathway programme, including Saints pair Grace and Knowles.

London Broncos utility Elliot Kear continues in his role as captain, while Super League’s Matty Fozard, Rhys Williams, Gil Dudson and Ben Flower have also been included.

Wales’ 35-man elite train-on squad:

Rhys Evans (Bradford Bulls)

Dalton Grant (Bradford Bulls)

Cobi Green (Bradford Bulls)

Josh Ralph (Easts Tigers)

Chester Bulter (Halifax)

Connor Davies (Halifax)

Curtis Davies (Halifax)

Dan Fleming (Halifax)

Sion Jones (Halifax)

Jake Emmitt (Leigh Centurions)

Matty Fozard (London Broncos)

Elliot Kear (London Broncos)

Rhys Williams (London Broncos)

Lloyd White (Mackay Cutters)

Rob Massam (North Wales Crusaders)

Caleb Aekins (Penrith Panthers)

Gil Dudson (Salford Red Devils)

Luis Roberts (Salford Red Devils)

Regan Grace (St Helens)

Morgan Knowles (both St Helens)

Gavin Bennion (Swinton Lions)

Mike Butt (Swinton Lions)

Rhodri Lloyd (Swinton Lions)

Ben Morris (Swinton Lions)

Ben Evans (Toulouse Olympique)

Courtney Davies (unattached)

Elliott Jenkins (unattached)

Ollie Olds (unattached)

Lewis Hall (Warrington Wolves)

James Olds (West Brisbane Panthers)

Morgan Evans (West Wales Raiders)

Matthew Morgan (West Wales Raiders)

Steve Parry (West Wales Raiders)

Liam Rice-Wilson (West Wales Raiders)

Ben Flower (Wigan Warriors)

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