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Evans twins named in Wales squad

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Warrington's Bridgend-born twins Ben and Rhys Evans are among a host of new faces included in a 31-strong Wales squad for next month's European Cup.

The squad, which will be reduced before the 17 October friendly against England in Bridgend, includes 13 players from Celtic Crusaders.

The Crusaders contingent includes Australian Chris Beasley, who qualifies through residency.

The squad includes one amateur in Bridgend Blue Bulls' Christiaan Roets.

Also in line to make their Wales debuts are Bradford forward Glen Morrison and Castleford centre James Evans.

Wales will announce their new coach on Tuesday, with Iestyn Harris expected to be named as the successor to former Crusaders coach John Dixon.


Wales train-on squad: Ashley Bateman (Crusaders), Chris Beasley (Crusaders), Anthony Blackwood (Crusaders), Andy Bracek (Barrow), Neil Budworth (Crusaders), Geraint Davies (Crusaders), Gareth Dean (Carcassonne), Ross Divorty (Featherstone), Gil Dudson (Crusaders), Ben Evans (Warrington), James Evans (Castleford), Rhys Evans (Warrington), Ben Flower (Crusaders), Rhys Griffiths (Warrington), Jordan James (Crusaders), Matt James (Bradford), Phil Joseph (Oldham), Elliot Kear (Crusaders), Craig Kopzcak (Bradford), David Mills (Hull KR), Lewis Mills (Crusaders), Glen Morrison (Bradford), Sean Penkywicz (Halifax), Bryn Powell (Dewsbury), Mark Roberts (Halifax), Rob Roberts (Barrow), Christiaan Roets (Bridgend Blue Bulls), Ian Watson (Leigh), Ian Webster (Central Coast Comets), Lloyd White (Crusaders), Rhys Williams (Warrington).



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see also
Harris set to become Wales coach
17 Sep 09 |  Celtic Crusaders
Dixon to leave Celtic Crusaders
12 Sep 09 |  Celtic Crusaders
Noble plays down Crusaders link
18 Sep 09 |  Celtic Crusaders
Harris hints at Crusaders switch
16 Sep 09 |  Celtic Crusaders
Davies backs Noble for Crusaders
15 Sep 09 |  Celtic Crusaders


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