Jason Robinson joins Jamaica for World Cup

Legendary winger Jason Robinson has joined Jamaica as an operations manager for their World Cup 2021 campaign.

The dual-code superstar will link up with the squad for the first time ahead of next Sunday’s international against England Knights at Headingley.

Robinson, whose father is Jamaican, says the Reggae Warriors have the chance to make history.

He said: “Not many people associate Jamaica with Rugby League, but this could be a great story for the 2021 World Cup.

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“The game has been played in Jamaica for a number of years now, and there are a lot of players in England who are proud of representing their Jamaican heritage – as they showed with their performances in qualifying for the World Cup last year.

“This game against the Knights is a great opportunity for the team to play in England, and there has already been a lot of work in terms of introducing the Jamaica Rugby League team to the many people with Jamaican heritage in England.”

Jamaica coach Romeo Monteith has named a 20-man squad for the game against the Knights.

Mo Agoro (Newcastle Thunder)

Jordan Andrade (Dewsbury Rams)

Alex Brown (Dewsbury Rams)

Joe Brown (Newcastle Thunder)

Omari Caro (London Skolars)

Mason Caton-Brown (unattached)

Jymel Coleman (London Skolars)

Joel Farrell (Sheffield Eagles)

Ashton Golding (Leeds Rhinos)

Greg Johnson (Salford Red Devils)

Ben Jones-Bishop (Wakefield Trinity)

Michael Lawrence (Huddersfield Giants)

Khamisi Mckain (Duhaney Park Red Sharks)

Jon Magrin (Bradford Bulls)

Jenson Morris (Duhaney Park Red Sharks)

Ross Peltier (Bradford Bulls)

Jodie Sherrife (Dewsbury Rams)

Keenan Tomlinson (Batley Bulldogs)

Danny Thomas (Dewsbury Celtic)

James Woodburn-Hall (Halifax)