Three Wildcats’ players have recieved international recognition.
Wildcats’ new signing Jeremy Smith has been named in the New Zealand Maori squad that will face England in their warm up match for the Four Nations.
The game will be held next Saturday October 16th in Auckland at the Mount Smart Stadium and is sure to be an explosive fixture.
The Maori’s head coach, Richie Blackmore, has included 4 past and present Super League players and dual Australian International Timana Tahu in his team. Jeremy, who will begin training with us in November, will play alongside former Leeds centre Clinton Toopi, Castleford stand-off Rangi Chase and Crusaders forward Weller Hauraki.
Wildcats’ second rowers Dale Ferguson and Kevin Henderson have been named in the Scotland squad for the Alitalia European Cup. The team will face Wales, Ireland and France in the competition that begins on October 10th.
Dale and Kevin are amongst 6 Super League players that have been included to represent Scotland. Their team mates will include Huddersfield half-back Danny Brough, Harlequins prop forward Oliver Wilkes, Bradford Centre Joe Wardle and Hull KR hooker Ben Fisher.
James Elston the Wildcats’ Chief Executive said, “It is great that so many of our players have been recognised with international honours – Jeremy, Dale and Kevin, and also Jessie Joe Parker for Papa New Guinea and Darryl Millard for Fiji.”
“These call-ups are brilliant news for the players and I’m really looking forward to seeing them represent the Wildcats next year.”