Wales name elite squad

Wales have named their 35 man elite training squad in preparation for the Autumn Nines and 2020 European Championship.

Ben Flower is back in the squad for the first time since the 2013 World Cup, he is one of nine players named from Super League clubs. That includes St Helens pair Regan Grace and Morgan Knowles.

There are only five representatives from the Welsh clubs as Rob Massam comes from North Wales Crusaders and Morgan Evans, Matthew Morgan, Steve Parry and Liam Rice-Wilson come from West Wales Raiders.

There are also a few names from Australia as James Olds of West Brisbane Panthers, Josh Ralph of Easts Tigers, Lloyd White of Mackay Cutters and Caleb Aekins of Penrith Panthers are also involved.

Three players are also unattached to a club at the moment, they are Courtney Davies, Elliott Jenkins and Ollie Olds.

Finally, there are 11 Championship representatives. Swinton Lions have the most with four, then its Bradford Bulls and Halifax, both with three and the other comes from Toulouse.

The team is hoping to build in the run in for the 2021 World Cup.

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