The Rugby League World Cup will give Wakefield Trinity Wildcats a good window to spot potential new signings, according to ’Cats chairman Michael Carter.
Two Wildcats players are set to feature in the competition after all 14 competing nations confirmed their 24-man squads this week.
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 Richard Agar at the helm.
Agar’s attentions will be firmly on guiding France to an impressive campaign but Wakefield chairman Michael Carter hopes the ’Cats boss can also use the competition to spot some potential close-season signings.
“There’s always something that comes out of a World Cup,” said Carter.
“We’ve freed up a quota spot with Tim Smith leaving so hopefully we can fill that and there’s no better place to look for good players than a World Cup.”
The competition kicks-off on Saturday, October 26 when England face Australia at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.