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Ex-Wolves player's nephew in running for Wales at World Cup
5:36pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in Wolves news
Lloyd White and Sam Tomkins at the Rugby League World Cup launch at MediaCity, Salford, in November 2010
THE nephew of a former Warrington Wolves winger is four days away from potentially realising his dream of emulating his uncle by playing in the Rugby League World Cup.
Widnes Vikings' Lloyd White was in Salford to represent Wales alongside England’s Sam Tomkins at the event’s launch three years ago, and on Saturday he is expected to be at stand off for the Dragons against Italy as part of the opening day ceremony and double header at the Millennium Stadium in his birth city of Cardiff.
The 25-year-old White, who hauled in 20 points with eight kicks and a try in the joint host nation’s 62-12 warm-up win against a Wales Select XIII in Colwyn Bay last week, is the nephew of Phil Ford.
The former Warrington, Wigan, Bradford, Leeds and Salford full back or winger was a try scorer for Great Britain in their famous World Cup victory over Australia in Sydney in 1988.
He was also a member of Wales’ 1995 Centenary World Cup squad but did not play.
White could have company from Warrington Wolves' Rhys Evans, Ben Evans and Rhys Williams in Saturday's clash with Italy, kick off 4.30pm, which follows on from the England versus Australia Group A opener at 2.30pm.
Both games, along with the opening ceremony (1.30pm), will be show live on television by the BBC.
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