Super League trio Kopczak, Channing and Walker commit to Wales

Craig Kopczak Wales
Craig Kopczak made his Wales debut in the 2011 Four Nations Series

Former captain Craig Kopczak has confirmed his availability for Wales in this year's European Championship.

The Huddersfield prop, who led Wales in the 2013 World Cup, was absent from last year's tournament for personal reasons.

"I had a year out for a freshen up," said Kopczak, 28, who has won eight caps.

Castleford centre Michael Channing and Wakefield prop Anthony Walker have also put their hands up for Wales.

Wales will face Scotland in Wrexham on Friday, 16 October (kick-off 20:00 BST) before facing France at Cardiff Arms Park on Friday, 30 October (18:30 GMT). Wales finish the tournament by travelling to Bray to face Ireland a week later.

During the tournament Wales will play a Keighley Select XIII at Cougar Park on 25 October in the Danny Jones Testimonial.

The game is in memory of the Wales stand-off who collapsed while playing for Keighley in May 2015 and later died, aged 29, because of a heart condition.

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