Doncaster RLFC duo named in Jamaica's World Cup training squad

Doncaster RLFC duo Danny Bravo and Ross Peltier will stake their claims for a place in Jamaica’s World Cup squad at a training camp this week.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 10:52 am
Ross Peltier. Picture: Andrew Roe/AHPIX LTD
Ross Peltier. Picture: Andrew Roe/AHPIX LTD

Back row Bravo and prop Peltier were named in an initial 50-man squad ahead of the Reggae Warriors’ first ever appearance at the tournament.

They will attend a three-day camp at Weetwood Hall in Leeds from June 22-24 alongside Jamaica’s other English-based players.

Bravo, 30, initially joined the Dons on loan from Batley Bulldogs last year after missing the best part of three years' worth of action due to a knee injury.

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Peltier, 29, found himself in the headlines for the wrong reasons recently when he was dropped as a candidate for the Green Party due to historical homophobic tweets.

“We have named a strong train-on squad which gives us coverage in all positions”, said Jamaica’s head coach Romeo Monteith.

“Only 24 players can make the final cut and so I know everyone will want to put themselves in the best position to be selected.

"For the first time we have adequate options in the halves and our forwards are looking to have depth. Our backs have always been our strength and we will again have plenty options there.”

Dons Carl Hall chief executive said: “It’s an absolute honour for the club to provide two players to the Jamaican train-on squad.

“I am sure the boys will go into camp and train the house down and we hope to see them both taking part in the Rugby League World Cup in October.”