Warriors forward James Bell makes Scotland squad for Rugby League World Cup

Warriors forward James Bell will play for Scotland at the Rugby League World Cup.

Warriors forward James Bell will play for Scotland at the Rugby League World Cup.

Warriors forward James Bell has been picked in Scotland's squad for the Rugby League World Cup.

The 23-year-old, who made his debut for the Warriors first-grade team this year, is one of seven uncapped players in the squad for the tournament that begins this month in Australia and New Zealand.

Coach Steve McCormack will take the youngest ever Scotland squad to the World Cup due to a spate of withdrawals.

"It is a young squad but that's exciting, too," McCormack said in a statement.

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"When we took our youngest ever team to play in France two years ago, I said some of them would be on the plane to Australia and a lot of them will be on Sunday."

Other NRL players to make the side are Jarred Anderson from the Roosters, Penrith's Lachlan Stein and former Gold Coast prop Luke Douglas.

Scotland will face Tonga, Samoa and New Zealand in the group stage.

Scotland play New South Wales Country on October 20 to prepare for their opening pool B game against Tonga in Cairns on October 29.

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Squad: Alex Walker, Ben Hellewell (both London Broncos), Andrew Bentley, Kane Bentley (both Toulouse), Danny Addy, Ben Kavanagh, Kieran Moran (all Hull KR), Brandan Wilkinson, Oscar Thomas (both Bradford), Callum Phillips (Workington), Danny Brough (capt), Dale Ferguson (both Huddersfield), David Scott (Batley), Frankie Mariano (Featherstone), James Bell (Warriors), Jarred Anderson (Sydney Roosters), Johnny Walker (Darlington Point Roosters), Lachlan Stein (Penrith), Lewis Tierney (Wigan), Luke Douglas (St Helens), Matthew Russell (Warrington), Ryan Brierley (Toronto Wolfpack), Sam Brooks (Featherstone), Shane Toal (Barrow).

 - Stuff

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