This week we have already seen a few Super League stars called up to their nation’s World Cup squad.
For instance, Salford duo Ken Sio and Tim Lafai were called up by Matt Parish to the Samoa squad after they picked up three injuries in their opening game against England.
The two were subsequently named in Parish’s 19-man squad for their game today against Greece in Doncaster at the Eco-Power Stadium.
Meanwhile, this morning another Super League player has been called up for the World Cup, but it is a man who is a little less known than that Salford duo who made the 2022 Dream Team.
That said, he could one day be a household name in the competition and a major player for his national team, Wales.
The young man is Warrington youngster Luke Thomas.
The prop made his Super League debut at Headingley in 2022 coming off the bench and causing the Rhinos serious problems.
In 2023, he’s expected to kick on and become one of the breakout stars of the league and soon will be a key player for the Wolves especially if he learns off the talented props Warrington have signed for next season including the likes of Sam Kasiano.
He now has the chance to show what he can do on the grandest stage after being selected by Wales boss John Kear to replace Ben Evans who has dropped out through a throat injury.
He joins another exciting Super League youngster in the squad in the shape of new Leeds Rhinos signing Luis Roberts.