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Scots call-up for Lindsay

McCormack includes Aussie in cup squad

By Lizzie Rose.   Last Updated: 12/10/09 1:28pm

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Sheffield Eagles' Australia-born stand-off Brendon Lindsay had been called into the Scotland squad for the European Cup.

The 32-year-old got the nod from coach Steve McCormack after an impressive season with the Eagles, culminating in a place in the Co-operative Championship All-Star Team.

Lindsay, who qualifies through a grandfather from Dunfermline, joins fellow Sheffield players Mitch Stringer and back rower Alex Szostak in the 20-man squad.

The stand-off, who joined the Eagles in 2006, will be hoping to make his debut when the Scots open their campaign against Italy in Padova on October 17.

Squad: Jamie Benn (Castleford Panthers), Jon Steel (Featherstone), Kevin Henderson (Wakefield), Mick Nanyn (Leigh), James Nixon (Barrow), Brendon Lindsay (Sheffield), Gareth Moore (Gateshead), Mitch Stringer (Sheffield), Ben Fisher (Hull KR), Neil Lowe (Hunslet), Richard Fletcher (Widnes), Alex Szostak (Sheffield), Lee Paterson (Widnes), Paddy Coupar (Workington), John Cox (Edinburgh), Andrew Henderson (Gateshead), Dave Arnott (Scotland Students), Mark Dack (Gateshead), Rob Lunt (Workington), John Duffy (Leigh), Iain Morrison (Widnes - to replace Fisher following Italy game)

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