Barlow receives Scotland call

  • Last Updated: October 16 2013, 18:54 BST

Scotland will still have three pairs of brothers in their World Cup squad following the late addition of Swinton forward Josh Barlow.

Steve McCormack: Brings Josh Barlow into his squad
Steve McCormack: Brings Josh Barlow into his squad

The brother of Featherstone's former Halifax prop Sam, Josh has replaced the injured Jonathan Walker, of Castleford, in coach Steve McCormack's 24-man squad.

Barlow, 22, who has won four caps over the last two seasons, had missed out on the initial selection after a frustrating season with his Championship club.

"Josh has been an important part of the squad the last couple of years," McCormack said. "He finished the season really well and fully deserves his call-up for Scotland."

Walker's twin brother Adam, the Hull KR front rower, is still in McCormack's squad, which includes two other sets of brothers in Workington pair Callum and Brett Phillips and Ian and Andrew Henderson.

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