YORK City Knights back-rower Bailey Antrobus could make his international debut next weekend after being named in the preliminary Wales squad to face France.

Australia-born Antrobus, who has started three games for York since his move from NRL side St George-Illawarra Dragons last month, qualifies for Wales selection through his father and grandparents.

The 22-year-old is one of 15 uncapped players to be named in John Kear's 30-man squad which will be trimmed down to 21 for the trip across the Channel.

The Test match, which will take place on Sunday, June 19 (2.30pm UK time) at the Stadium Municipal d'Albi, will see Wales in action for the first time since the 40-8 victory over Ireland in 2018.

Should he make the final 21 and the starting 17, Antrobus will be seeking to make a strong impression ahead of the Rugby League World Cup, which kicks off in late October.

Wales are in Group 'D' and will play group stage matches against Tonga, Papua New Guinea and Cook Islands.