Rugby League World Cup: Salford’s Kallum Watkins, Marc Sneyd, Andy Ackers Aim For Glory

From a rugby league perspective, it seems like that club is Salford.

An impressive season under free-spirited coach Paul Rowley has seen three Red Devils players earn shock call-ups to the England World Cup squad.

Kallum Watkins has been here before, playing in the last World Cup final in fact, but it’s new territory for both Andy Ackers and Marc Sneyd.

In a coincidental turn of events, the England newbies may well earn their international debuts at their home ground of the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday – the final warm-up game before the tournament.

“It is about the confidence and character that Paul has delivered this year,” according to hooker Ackers . “Everybody knows their role, their job and it is a band of brothers. Everyone is best mates with each other and loves it at the club.

“Hopefully we will do really well in the World Cup, win the tournament and that is what we are working hard for.”