NEATH, WALES - NOVEMBER 10: Craig Kopczak of Wales is tackled by Rea Pittman (R) of the Cook Islands during the Rugby World Cup Group D match between Wales and the Cook Islands at The Gnoll on November 10, 2013 in Neath, Wales. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Wales have named their train-on squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup to be held in Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.

Craig Kopczak has been named as captain and Phil Joseph and Elliot Kear as vice captains for Wales’ Rugby League World Cup 2017 campaign.

Wales will open their World Cup campaign against Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby on Saturday, October 28.

Wales train-on squad for RLWC2017

Larne Patrick (Castleford Tigers), Zak Williams (Coventry Bears), Courtney Davies, Steve Parry, Lewis Reece (all Gloucestershire All Golds), Danny Ansell (Hunslet), Sam Hopkins (Leigh Centurions), Michael Channing, Ben Evans, Dalton Grant, Elliot Kear, Rhys Williams (all London Broncos), Josh Ralph (Newcastle Knights), Matty Barron (Newcastle Thunder), Joe Burke (Oldham), Caleb Aekins, Daniel Brown (both Penrith Panthers), Ant Walker (Rochdale Hornets), Craig Kopczak (Salford Red Devils), Matty Fozard (Sheffield Eagles), Morgan Evans, Connor Farrer, Andrew Gay, Christiaan Roets (all South Wales Ironmen), Regan Grace, Elliot Jenkins, Morgan Knowles, Ben Morris, Calvin Wellington (all St Helens), Rhodri Lloyd (Swinton Lions), Jake Emmitt, Dan Fleming (both Toronto Wolfpack), Rhys Evans (Warrington Wolves), Gil Dudson, Lloyd White (both Widnes Vikings), Phil Joseph (Workington Town), Matty Seamark (Wynnum Manly Seagulls)