Scotland head coach Nathan Graham has confirmed his 24-man squad for this year’s RLWC2021, including five players from Australia.
2023 Dolphins recruit Euan Aitken has been named in the squad, having missed the 2017 World Cup due to injury.
Brisbane Broncos youngster Logan Bayliss-Brow has been included, having represented Queensland in the State of Origin under-20s.
2022 Jersey Flegg Player of the Year Bailey Hayward has been included, having made eight appearances for Canterbury Bulldogs in the NRL.
Kyle Schneider of the Mackay Cutters and Luke Bain of the Parramatta Eels have also been named.
Seven players have been included who could earn their first senior Scotland cap, including Bayliss-Brow, Hayward, Schneider and Bain. Edinburgh Eagles Captain Lewis Clarke receives his first World Cup call up.
Lachlan Coote, Danny Addy, Callum McLelland and Canterbury Bulldogs’ Aaron Schoupp all miss out through injury.
Super League’s Kane Linnett, Ryan Brierley, Liam Hood, am Luckley and James Bell have all been included in Graham’s squad.
Scotland’s RLWC2021 squad
Charlie Emslie (Barrow)
Shane Toal (Barrow)
Kieran Buchanan (Batley)
Logan Bayliss-Brow* (Brisbane Broncos)
Bailey Hayward* (Canterbury Bulldogs)
Davey Dixon (Dewsbury)
Dale Ferguson (Dewsbury)
Lewis Clarke (Edinburgh Eagles)
Ben Hellewell (Featherstone)
Lachlan Walmsley (Halifax)
Kane Linnett (Hull KR)
Calum Gahan* (London Broncos)
Alex Walker (London Broncos)
Kyle Schneider* (Mackay Cutters)
Euan Aiken (New Zealand Warriors)
Luke Bain* (Parramatta Eels)
Ryan Brierley (Salford)
Sam Luckley (Salford)
Bayley Liu* (Sheffield)
James Bell (St Helens)
Matty Russell (Toulouse)
Liam Hood (Wakefield)
Guy Graham* (Whitehaven RLFC)
Jack Teanby (York City Knights)
Scotland feature in Group B of the men’s tournament alongside Fiji, Italy and favourites Australia.