By Richard Cowley, Date: 12/9/12

Wales have named a strong squad to take on England and France in this years International Triangluar Series. This will form part of their preparations as they look to co-host the 2013 Rugby League World Cup with England.


Wales have looked far and wide with players selected from the Super League, UK Championship (Which includes Welsh based teams South Wales Scorpions, North Wales Crusaders), Queensland Cup and NRL.

The Welsh will fancy their chances against the French who they knocked out to qualify for the 2011 Four Nations. Their biggest test will be  a full strength England who will also be out to prove they have what it takes to compete with Australia and New Zealand come World Cup time.

20th Oct France v Wales (Lille, France)

27th Oct Wales v England (Wrexham Racecourse Ground, Wales)

Coach: Iestyn Harris

Wales Squad: Elliot Kear (Bradford Bulls), Rhys Williams (Warrington Wolves), Mike Channing (London Broncos), Christian Roets (North Wales Crusaders), Andrew Gay (Mackay Cutters, Australia), Danny Jones (Keighley Cougars), Rob Massam (North Wales Crusaders), Matt Seamark (Wynnum Manley Seagulls, Australia), David James (South Wales Scorpions), Jordan James (Salford City Reds), Gil Dudson, Ben Flower (both Wigan), Craig Kopczak (Bradford), Dan Flemming (Castleford Tigers), Ian Webster (Central Queensland Comets, Australia), Rhodri Lloyd (Wigan Warriors), Lee Williams (Mackay Cutters, Australia), Andy Bracek (Barrow Raiders), Ross Divorty (Halifax), Steve Parry (South Wales Scorpions), Neil Budworth (Mackay Cutters, Australia), Tom Morton (Newcastle Kinghts), Joe Burke (South Wales Scorpions), Jake Emmit (Castleford Tigers), Craig Moss (Keighley Cougars), Jack Pring (Leeds Rhinos), Ben Evans (Warrington Wolves), Rhys Pugsley (Wigan Warriors), Alex Jones, Osian Phillips, Courtney Davies (all South Wales Scorpions Under-18), Owain Brown (North Wales Crusaders).