It has been confirmed that the West Indies Rugby League will compete in the Middlesex 9�s qualification tournament, and will face off between 7 to 11 other sides in order to qualify for the main tournament which will be held on July 18 at New River Stadium.
With only 16 spots available, and around 20 � 30 sides all wanting a chance to compete in the tournament in was necessary for the organisers, the London Skolars to hold a qualification tournament which will take place at either the end of June or start of July.
Operations manager Dane Campbell commented on the announcement stating:
�The Middlesex 9�s will be our first hit out for the year, so competing in a qualification tournament will be an excellent opportunity to allow players to mix, and for our coaching staff to determine the best side for Rugby League Nines�
�With the West Indian side going into the tournament in the hope of reaching the finals, any lead up clashes before hand will be extremely beneficial.�
The West Indian Rugby League will now continue on its process of pulling together players for the tournament, with British based Player Liaison, Cornel Earle (pictured right) leading the charge.