NRL centre Kane Linnett commits to Scotland Rugby League

Kane Linnett

North Queensland Cowboys centre Kane Linnett has committed to Scotland for October's Rugby League World Cup.

The 24-year-old, who joins fellow NRL-based players Peter Wallace and James McManus in Steve McCormack's squad, qualifies via a Scottish mother.

"World Cups don't come around very often," Linnett said.

"I'm really looking forward to experiencing the tournament in England and meeting a new bunch of boys and performing well."

Scotland, who beat a Fiji side featuring State of Origin star Jarryd Hayne at the 2008 tournament, will also call on captain Danny Brough and former NRL Premiership winner Michael Robertson among their Super League representatives.

"It's great to have Kane available, along with Peter and James," said McCormack.

"We'll confirm another NRL recruit later this week and I expect maybe one more, two at the most.

"The vast majority of our squad will be familiar players who've played for Scotland before, but we're delighted to have recruited these top-class talents to the cause."

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