Richie Barnett included in Jamaica train-on squad for RLWC 2017 qualifiers

Jamaica have named a large squad for the forthcoming Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC 2017) qualifiers against USA and Canada.

Twelve of the 53-man squad play in the Championship or League 1, including Hunslet’s Richie Barnett and Jode Sheriffe of Keighley Cougars.

Head Coach Romeo Monteith feels that the players picked bring a good blend of experience, passion and commitment to the Reggae Warriors’ cause.

“We have players who understand each other because they have been together in prior national teams since 2011,” he said.

“And we are depending on our senior players to step up and guide any new additions to the group and display the type of bravery and discipline needed to compete against  stronger opposition.

“The key word in our camp right now is pride, in the way we train and play, and by the time the final 20 is named we hope to have a solid set of guys willing to lay it all on the line for Jamaica.

“The size of the initial squad means that we have flexibility and can cover any eventuality.

“We have several key players going in for US visas and there is never a guarantee at the Embassy.

“We need cover in case applications are denied and for the possibility of injuries and work places pulling prior approval for players to go on tour. All these issues have previously affected us.”

JAMAICA SQUAD:

Alex Brown, Wayne Rettie, (Batley Bulldogs), Omari Caro (Bradford Bulls) Joel Farrell (Dewsbury Rams), Romaen Campbell, Stephon Lounds, Khamisi McMain, Jermaine Pinnock, Renaldo Wade (Duhaney Park Red Sharks), Ryan Howell, Owen Linton, Abevia McDonald., (Excelsior Community College) Chevaughn Bailey, Kareem Harris, Othniel Holness, Ryan Grant, Adrian McKenzie, Adrian Myers, Percival Rose, (GC Foster College) Ethon Dwyer, Orien Smith, Keschone Stephenson (Jamaica Defence Force),  Hamish Barnes, Ross Peltier, Jode Sheriffe, (Keighley Cougars) Mo Agoro, Richie Barnett, (Hunslet Hawks), Antonio Baker, Igzio Bynnes,  Fabian Turner, Joel Simmonds (Mico University College) Lamont Bryan (Lescure) Joseph Brown (Newcastle), Demetrius Campbell, Adrian Hall, Rageem McLean, (Liguanea Dragons) Daniel Thomas (Oxford RL), Corey Hanson, (Sheffield Eagles),  Roxroy Alcott, Lemor Ellis, Rajiv Haughton, Reinhardo Richards, (Spanish Town Vikings) Nathan Campbell, Marvin Thompson (University Of Technology) , Shannon Harris , Ferron Johnson, (University Of The West Indies) Jahdeek Clarke, Omar Jones, Sandino Hastings, Jade Harrison, Tyronie Rowe,  (Vauxhall Rugby Club), Brian Hutchinson, Conan Osbourne (Unattached)

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