Lovegrove added to Scotland squad
Scotland coach Steve McCormack has added Hull KR forward Rhys Lovegrove to his World Cup squad.
The 26-year-old, who has spent the last seven years with Hull KR, is set to win his first cap in Scotland's opening game against Tonga at Workington on October 29.
"I only named 23 players last week because I wanted to keep one space free until the deadline today," McCormack said. "I was concerned about our lack of options at centre.
"Rhys can play there or in the second row and we were only one injury away from a major problem at centre. He's been in our thoughts for a few seasons now but for various reasons has never played.
"He needed to sort out a couple of issues to ensure he would be available for the month but will join us a week on Monday."
Lovegrove, along with Brisbane Broncos scrum-half Peter Wallace, will be unavailable for Scotland's friendly against Papua New Guinea at Featherstone on Saturday, October 19. Wallace is attending his brother's wedding.