Wakefield Wildcats: Aiton and Wilkes set for Rugby League World Cup as nations confirm 24-man squads

WORLD CUP HOPE: Paul Aiton will represent Papua New Guinea in this month's Rugby League World Cup.
WORLD CUP HOPE: Paul Aiton will represent Papua New Guinea in this month's Rugby League World Cup.
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Two Wakefield Trinity Wildcats players are set to feature in the Rugby League World Cup after all 14 competing nations confirmed their 24-man squads today.

Paul Aiton has been included in Papua New Guinea’s squad and Oliver Wilkes has been named as part of Steve McCormack’s Scotland squad.

Wildcats fans will also been keeping a watchful eye on how well France do with Wakefield head coach Richard Agar at the helm.

Agar is set to be on opposing teams to Aiton when Papua New Guinea open their campaign against France in Group B at Craven Park on Sunday, October 27.

And Wilkes could be involved for the first time when Scotland take on France at Derwent Park on Tuesday, October 29.

A number of former Wakefield players will also be involved, including Isaac John (Cook Islands), Damien Blanch and Scott Grix (both Ireland), Ben Westwood (England) and Daryl Millard (Fiji).

The competition kicks-off at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff when England take on Australian on Saturday, October 26 and comes to a conclusion on Saturday, November 30 at Old Trafford.

The full squad lists can be found by clicking the link - Rugby League World Cup squads.