Dalton Grant and Jude Ferreira have both been named in Wales’ provisional 30-player squad ahead of the international team’s friendly against France at the Stadium Municipal d’Albi.

Centre Ferreira qualifies to represent Wales through his grandfather after filing for eligibility earlier this year while winger Grant was born in Newport and made his Welsh debut at the 2014 European Cup.

The final squad will be announced next week when the 30 players named today are trimmed to 21 ahead of the fixture on Sunday, June 19.

The match is scheduled to be Wales’ final friendly before the beginning of the Rugby League World Cup in October where the national team will face the Cook Islands, Tonga and Papua New Guinea in the group stages.

Ferreira, who is yet to make an international appearance for Wales, described receiving the call-up as a great honour.

“I’ve always wanted to play international Rugby League and now I feel very privileged to have this dream opportunity,” said Ferreira. “Hopefully I can make the final squad, we’ll just have to wait.

“Receiving the call-up was a great feeling, and I wasn’t completely sure beforehand if to expect it. I’ve been quite happy with my own performances this season and feel my game has improved as the season has developed.

“Of course, there have been ups and downs, but this is a real high point of my career and hopefully I get the chance to play my part against France.”

Dalton Grant.

Before learning if they are successful in making the final cut, both Ferreira and Grant have the Broncos’ Betfred Championship visit to Dewsbury to focus on.

After losing to promotion hopefuls York City Knights by just two points at the weekend, Ferreira hopes he and his teammates can build on that encouraging performance and has thrown his support behind interim head coach Mike Eccles ahead of kick-off.

“Mike is an exceptionally knowledgeable person and his influence on the squad is clear for me to see,” said Ferreira. “He’s built his reputation at the club as strength and conditioning coach, but I think he’s taken on the additional responsibility really well.

“He’s introduced new ideas to our game, and there was a collective disappointment and frustrating that we couldn’t quite cross the line against York at the weekend. The improvements are there, we just need to piece it all together over a full 80 minutes.”  

Kick-off at the Tetley’s Stadium on Sunday, June 12, is at 3pm. Supporters unable to travel to Dewsbury can follow live updates of the game via @LondonBroncosRL on Twitter.