The Wildcats are pleased to inform fans of an international call up for a Wakefield player.
Powering prop forward Liam Higgins has been named in the Serbia train on squad for the 2013 World Cup European Zone Qualifiers.
Liam qualifies for selection due to Serbian grandparents from his mothers side of the family and his impressive performances in the red, white and blue this year have seen him be called up for representative honours.
The forward has played in 16 games for the Wildcats this season after having joined after the start of the campaign in March. Liam is joined by a host of talented players, mainly from the nine time champions Dorcol Spiders, and a selection of impressive youngsters.
Serbia Head Coach Janković is committed to promoting youth, “Our opponents in the qualifications have already announced their train-on squads which are noticeable by the numerous famous rugby league names included,” he said.
“It is going to be very interesting and promises to be a quality tournament. However, we, are relying on our own strength. The train-on squad integrates names involved in last year’s European Shield and this year’s international warm-up matches, as well as several young players that I believe will be the future backbone of the national team. It is too early to speak about the final list, but for sure, whoever appears in it has to be prepared for three consecutive weeks of high-quality games. ”
Serbia plays its last warm-up game on 30th September in Belgrade against Ukraine. The World Cup qualifying campaign kicks off on 16th October in Lebanon. After the match in Tripoli, the team fly back home to host Italy on 23rd October and Russia six days later.
A big well done to Liam on his international call up!
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