Scotland’s Ryan Brierley on standby for Combined Nations All Stars

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Scotland international Ryan Brierley is on standby for the Combined Nations All Stars for their clash with England, Salford coach Paul Rowley has revealed.

The Combined Nations All Stars are a team compiled of the best talent outside of England that is currently in Super League.

The All Stars, who will be coached this year by Ellery Hanley, were introduced for last year to help with England’s World Cup preparations.

England will host the All Stars at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington next Saturday.

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Brierley, who wasn’t named in Hanley’s 29-man squad in April, has a chance to represent his Scottish heritage next weekend by playing in game against England.

When asked which of his players are on international duty next weekend by Love Rugby League, Rowley replied: “We’ve got Morgan (Escare) in there for France, we’ve got (Rhys) Williams for Wales.

“Tim Lafai and Kenny (Sio) are in the Combined Nations.

“Ryan Brierley got a call as well so he might be featuring in the Nations depending on injuries. I think he’s on standby, so I’m particularly pleased for him. I think it is great recognition for Ryan and we wish all our players well.

“We fully support the international weekend, you’d get no resistance from us as a club.

“It is an important weekend and it should be the highlight of any player’s career. We are right behind it.”

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Brierley has won seven caps for Scotland since making his international debut in 2016. He was due to play in the 2017 World Cup but had to pull out due to injury. He will be hoping to play in his first World Cup this autumn.

Scotland have been drawn in a group with Australia, Fiji and Italy at this year’s tournament.

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Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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