29 Sep 15
By Broncos Media
Posted in Club News

Kear and Williams named in Wales squad

Wales coach John Kear has named London Broncos duo Elliot Kear and Rhys Williams in his 24-man squad for their 2015 European Championship campaign.

Wales have two home games in this year’s tournament, taking on Scotland in Wrexham on Friday 16th October (kick-off 8pm) before facing France at Cardiff Arms Park on Friday 30thOctober (kick-off 6.30pm) before finishing with an away game in Bray, Ireland a week later.

Rhys Williams is one of 13 players in the squad to be born in Wales. Williams is from Mynydd Isa in North Wales and is the top all-time record try scorers with 16 tries.

Wales coach John Kear said: “We’ve gone for a blend of youth and experience this year. Some players have been rewarded for their efforts last year which is a big positive, but we are looking to be successful in this competition hence the recall of established Super League players who took a break last year following the World Cup.

“The squad is testament to the quality of player in Wales that are home-grown and have been brought through the academy systems.”

WALES SQUAD (in order of club): Daniel Fleming (Bradford Bulls), Michael Channing (Castleford Tigers), Dalton Grant (Dewsbury Rams), Courtney Davies, Jamie Murphy, Steve Parry, Lewis Reece (all Gloucestershire All Golds), Craig Kopzcak (Huddersfield Giants), Elliot Kear, Rhys Williams (both London Broncos), Matty Barron, Ricky Hough (both Newcastle Thunder), Joe Burke, Rob Massam, Christiaan Roets (all North Wales Crusaders), Ollie Olds (South’s Logan Magpies, Australia), Matty Fozard, Regan Grace, Morgan Knowles, Anthony Walker (all St Helens), Phil Joseph, Lloyd White (both Widnes Vikings), Ben Flower, Rhodri Lloyd (both Wigan Warriors).