Huddersfield Giants prop forward Craig Kopczak has followed his skipper Danny Brough in committing to playing in the coming European Championship series. The former Wales captain Kopczak has confirmed his availability for this year’s European Championship which is to be played next month.
The Huddersfield prop, who led Wales in the 2013 World Cup, sat out last year’s tournament, in which his country lost all three matches to collect the wooden spoon, for personal reasons.
“I had a year out for a freshen up,” said the 28-year-old who has won eight caps since making his debut in the 2011 Four Nations Series.
“But now I’m really looking forward to getting back in the mix.
“I’ve not been involved in the Euros before so I’m excited to see what it’s about, hopefully we’ll bring the trophy back to Wales.”
Castleford centre Michael Channing and Wakefield prop Anthony Walker have also put their hands up for Wales, who have home games against Brough’s Scotland, who will also feature Huddersfield Giant Joe Wardle, in Wrexham on Friday, October 16, and France at Cardiff Arms Park on Friday, October 30.