Scotland name Student World Cup squad

Scotland Rugby League have announced a 23-man squad for the Student World Cup in Australia later this year.

The squad includes Scotland full international centres Scott Plumridge of Edinburgh Eagles, who won the 2016 Student Player of the Year award, and club-mate Finlay Hutchison who studies at Newcastle University.

Preparations for the tournament will begin on Sunday with a training day at UCLan in Preston.

There are three Australian-based players in the squad, including Luke Westman, a second row forward who lives in Wollongong, and travelled with his mother and Glaswegian grandmother to play for the Under 19’s last September, when they visited his family roots in Glasgow.

Scotland have sent teams to every single Student World Cup since the first one in 1989.

 SCOTLAND STUDENT SQUAD

Archie Andrade (Maltings College, Halifax/Halifax ERA); Doug Chirnside (Oxford Brookes University); Mark Cordeaux (Sheffield University); Scott Derrick (Edinburgh College/Easterhouse Panthers); Mike Dowding (Loughborough University); Jordan Duncan (SRUC Elmwood/Aberdeen Warriors); Justin Faughlin (Yallah TAFE/Dapto Canaries); Liam Faughlin (University of Newcastle/Maitland Pickers); Ethan Flowers (Wakefield College/Castleford Lock Lane); George Geddes (Brunel University); Damien Genocchio (University of Glasgow/Aberdeen Warriors); Niall Hall (Abertay University/Strathmore); Scott Harrison (Northumbria University); Matt Hogg (Newcastle University/Edinburgh Eagles); Finlay Hutchison (University of Newcastle/ Edinburgh Eagles); Jack Plumridge (Strathclyde University); Scott Plumridge (Edinburgh College/Edinburgh Eagles); Gavin Reed (Leeds Trinity University/Dewsbury Celtic); Dan Turland (Northumbria University/Newcastle Thunder); Luke Walters (Leeds Beckett University/Sherwood Wolfhunt); Luke Westman (Illawarra TAFE/Berkeley RLFC); Toby Williams (Northumbria University). Subject to fitness: Jack Elliot (Oxford Brookes University/Oxford RL).

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