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Scots rely on Australian contingent

09/10/2008 08:08:40 AM Comments (0)

Manly winger Michael Robertson is among six Australian-based players named in Scotland's 24-man World Cup squad.

Robertson scored a hat-trick of tries in Manly's 40-0 grand final win over Melbourne on Sunday but failed to make the Australian squad.

Scotland have also included Canberra forward Scott Logan, their only survivor from the last tournament eight years ago.

"We are strengthened by the inclusion of some established NRL performers who were keen to play from the outset but who also recognised our policy of rewarding those who played in qualifying," said Scots coach Steve McCormack.

"I am very happy with the makeup of the squad as we have a great degree of versatility in there which will be needed with at least three games in relatively quick succession."

The squad includes the three Henderson brothers, who were born in Torquay, England but qualify through their Glasgow-born father, and Paddy Coupar, who plays in Scotland's domestic league for Edinburgh Eagles.

The Scots will be captained by Wakefield scrum-half Danny Brough.

Squad

Chris Armit (Canterbury Bulldogs), Danny Brough (Wakefield, capt), Dean Colton (Doncaster), Paddy Coupar (Edinburgh Eagles), Gavin Cowan (Wests Tigers), John Duffy (Widnes), Ben Fisher (Hull KR), Andrew Henderson (Castleford), Ian Henderson (NZ Warriors), Kevin Henderson (Wakefield), Jack Howieson (Sheffield), Paul Jackson (Huddersfield), Wade Liddell (Brisbane Easts), Scott Logan (Canberra), Neil Lowe (Keighley), David McConnell (Leigh), Duncan McGilvery (Wakefield), Iain Morrison (Widnes), Gareth Morton (Widnes), Mick Nanyn (Oldham), Lee Paterson (Widnes), Michael Robertson (Manly), Jon Steel (Hull KR), Oliver Wilkes (Wakefield).

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