Rugby League World Cup: Keith Galloway and James McManus withdraw from Scotland squad

Last Updated: 23/09/13 2:29pm

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Keith Galloway: Broken foot

Keith Galloway: Broken foot

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Two National Rugby League-based members of Scotland's provisional World Cup squad have withdrawn through injury.

Wests Tigers forward Keith Galloway is out with a broken foot while prolific try-scorer James McManus broke his leg in the opening minutes of Newcastle Knights' play-off win over Canterbury Bulldogs.

A spokesman said: "Scotland are disappointed to announce that two of their NRL stars have had to withdraw from their provisional World Cup squad."

The breaks were discovered when the players had scans in the past few days and they broke the news to head coach Steve McCormack.

Banff-born full-back or winger McManus has scored 19 tries for Newcastle and played for New South Wales in State of Origin this season.

Prop Galloway, who won five caps for Australia in 2011, had switched allegiance to Scotland but the foot injury he suffered in Wests' final game of the season has turned out to be a stress fracture.

McCormack will announce his 24-man squad on October 1 and is expected to include three other NRL players in Gold Coast Titans prop Luke Douglas, Brisbane Broncos scrum-half Peter Wallace and North Queensland Cowboys centre Kane Linnett.

Scotland will also call up stand-off Danny Brough, second rower Dale Ferguson and centre Joe Wardle, who have played key roles in Huddersfield's march to the Super League semi-finals.

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