WARRINGTON Wolves prop Luke Thomas could earn his first senior cap for Wales this weekend.

The 19-year-old former Latchford Giants junior has been named in head coach John Kear’s squad for the Test match against France in Albi on Sunday.

Thomas has represented Wales at age group level but if he makes the final cut, he would be making his first senior international appearance.

The front-rower has been a regular for The Wire’s reserve team this season and was named in the 21-man squad for the first-team clash with St Helens last month but did not make the final 17.

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Luke Thomas in action for Warrington Wolves' reserves against Wigan Warriors at the weekend. Picture by Bob Brough

His style of play has been likened to that of former England and Great Britain powerhouse James Graham and when asked about his selection, Kear says he can see why.

"Daryl Powell and Ste Mills the performance analyst at Warrington have fantastic in sending us clips and videos of games to look at with regard to Luke," he said.

"From what I’ve seen, I can see the comparison – he’s like a very young James Graham and if he turns out to be half as good, he won’t be a bad player.

"I know Warrington think very highly of him and he’s come through the Wales player pathway.

"The big thing about Luke is his attitude – his attitude is unbelievable.

"He was very humble when we first contacted him about this and very enthusiastic.

"Judging by training last night, I don’t think he’s got a handbrake which pleases me greatly.

"Luke’s been in the Warrington first-team squad as a reward for his work off the field, not just for his on-field performances.

"Those are the type of people we want involved and in and around the camp. We want good people with great attitudes and application towards the game."

Wales will be captained by former Warrington winger Rhys Williams for the game, with ex-Wire prop Ben Evans – now with Bradford Bulls – also making the cut.