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Rugby League World Cup: Scotland bring in Hull KR forward Rhys Lovegrove

Last Updated: 09/10/13 6:17pm

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Rhys Lovegrove: World Cup chance with Scotland

Rhys Lovegrove: World Cup chance with Scotland

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Hull KR forward Rhys Lovegrove has been called into Scotland's World Cup squad.

Lovegrove, 26, has spent the last seven years with Hull KR, and is set to win his first cap in Scotland's opening game against Tonga at Workington on October 29.

"I only named 23 players last week because I wanted to keep one space free until the deadline today," coach Steve McCormack said. "I was concerned about our lack of options at centre.

"Rhys can play there or in the second row and we were only one injury away from a major problem at centre. He's been in our thoughts for a few seasons now but for various reasons has never played.

"He needed to sort out a couple of issues to ensure he would be available for the month but will join us a week on Monday."

Lovegrove, along with Brisbane Broncos scrum-half Peter Wallace, will be unavailable for Scotland's friendly against Papua New Guinea at Featherstone on Saturday, October 19. Wallace is attending his brother's wedding.

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