Toronto trio named in Ireland squad for World Cup qualifiers

Toronto trio Bob Beswick, Anthony Mullally and Liam Kay have been included in the Ireland squad for this autumn’s final European qualifiers for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.

Young Wigan prop Liam Byrne is again named in Stuart Littler’s squad along with new Warrington signing Keanan Brand and recent Hull KR recruit Ethan Ryan.

Api Pewhairangi is recalled by the Wolfhounds while there are 11 players included from the Irish domestic league.

Ireland are in Pool A with Italy and Spain, with the top two nations going through to the next round of qualifiers.

Ireland train-on squad:

Lee Walsh (Athboy)

Fiach Millward (Barrow Cudas, Carlow)

Sam Cullen (Barrow Cudas, Carlow)

Shane Kelly (Barrow Cudas, Carlow)

Michael Ward (Batley Bulldogs)

Joe Keyes (Bradford Bulls)

Euan Tierein (Coventry Bears)

Martyn Reilly (Dewsbury Rams)

Matthew Towey (Galway Tribesmen)

Oliver Roberts (Huddersfield Giants)

Ronan Michael (Huddersfield Giants)

Ethan Ryan (Hull KR)

Gregg McNally (Leigh Centurions)

Ben McKiernan (Longhorns RL)

Graham OKeefe (Longhorns RL)

James Mulvaney (Longhorns RL)

Kevin Varga (Longhorns RL)

Matt Connolly (Longhorns RL)

Matthew Coade (Longhorns RL)

Roland Podesta (Manly Sea Eagles)

Danny Bridge (Oldham RLFC)

Api Pewhairangi (New Zealand Warriors)

Tyrone McCarthy (Salford Red Devils)

James Bentley (St Helens)

Frankie Halton (Swinton Lions)

Anthony Mullally (Toronto Wolfpack)

Bob Beswick (Toronto Wolfpack)

Liam Kay (Toronto Wolfpack)

Jack Mackin (Tweed Head Seagulls)

Jack O’Sullivan (University of Gloucestershire)

George King (Wakefield Trinity)

Keanan Brand (Warrington Wolves)

Pat Moran (Warrington Wolves)

Riley Dean (Warrington Wolves)

Callum O’Neill (Widnes Vikings)

Liam Byrne (Wigan Warriors)

Dec O’Donnell (Workington Town)


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