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Rugby Union: Iestyn set for Wales farewell.

IESTYN HARRIS was named yesterday in the Wales rugby league squad for the clash with England next month.

The Leeds Rhinos stand-off will lead the Dragons at Wrexham on July 31 in what could be his final league international.

Harris, set to switch codes with Cardiff, is in a 28-strong squad.

"It's a relief to have him in the squad," admitted new Welsh coach Neil Kelly, who assisted Clive Griffiths in the 2000 World Cup in which Wales reached the semi-finals.

"He has a personal decision to make but, while he is a league player, we are delighted to select him."

Kelly includes three newcomers - Castleford's Australian utility back Mark Lennon, whose mother comes from Cardiff, London Broncos' former London Welsh back row forward Steffan Hughes and Warrington prop Andrew Grundy.

Squad: I. Harris (Leeds, capt), C. Smith (Hull), K. Tassell (Salford), W. Davies (Wigan), A. Sullivan (St Helens), L. Briers (Warrington), B. Eaton (Dewsbury), G. Carvell (Hull), K. Cunningham (St Helens), A. Farrell (Leeds), P. Highton (Salford), C. Morley (Leigh), D. Busby (Warrington), P. Atcheson (Widnes), D. Whittle (Leigh), M. Lennon (Castleford), J. Lee (Halifax), D. Gibson (Halifax), J. Critchley (Whitehaven), H. O'Hare (Huddersfield), M. Pearson (Wakefield), I Watson (Widnes), C Makin (Salford), G Price (St Helens), D Luckwell (Hull KR), S Hughes (London), A Grundy (Warrington), K Hammond (Salford).

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