Half-back Callum Phillips added to Scotland squad for World Cup

Last Updated: 14/10/13 3:25pm

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Jonathan Walker: Yet to be replaced in Scotland squad

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Scotland have called up Workington half-back Callum Phillips to their squad for the forthcoming Rugby League World Cup.

Phillips will replace Batley's Featherstone-bound half-back Gareth Moore, who was forced to pull out at the weekend due to a shoulder injury.

Tournament organisers RLWC2013 gave Scotland permission to add Phillips to their 24-man squad, and the 21-year-old admitted he was delighted to get the call to join brother Brett in the party.

"I got the call on Saturday morning to come down to training on Sunday as a few things were happening," he said.

"When I got in the meeting before training I was told Gareth Moore had dropped out and I was in the squad. I was delighted but very nervous.

"This time last year I was playing for Seaton against Maryport in the Cumberland League - now I'm going to be in the World Cup with players like Danny Brough and NRL and other Super League players."

Two sets of siblings

Phillips' call-up alongside Brett means that Scotland will again have two sets of siblings in their squad, along with Ian and Andrew Henderson.

The Scots did also have Hull KR brothers Jonathan and Adam Walker, but the former has pulled out with a knee injury.

Coach Steve McCormack is yet to confirm a replacement for Walker, although Whitehaven's former Castleford prop Paul Jackson is in the frame.

McCormack had 19 players in training over the weekend ahead of Saturday's warm-up match against Papua New Guinea at Featherstone.

Catalan Dragons hooker Ian Henderson and NRL trio Peter Wallace, Kane Linnett and Luke Douglas are due to join up with the squad later in the week.

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