John Kear is happy for Wales to go into the 2017 World Cup cold and has ditched plans for a mid-season get-together.
Italy claimed the 14th and final spot for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup after their play-off win over Russia.
Wales and Ireland will play matches in Port Moresby, Townsville and Perth in the 2017 World Cup.
Brothers Toby and George King have been named in Ireland's train-on squad for their 2017 World Cup qualifiers.
Wales have named their 29-man train-on squad for the Rugby League World Cup European Qualifiers against Serbia and Italy.
Wigan coach Shaun Wane has cast doubt on whether England captain Sean O'Loughlin will play in the Four Nations Series.
Next year's Women's Rugby League World Cup will be staged alongside the men's competition in Australia.
The draw has been made for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup with England in Pool A alongside Australia, France and Lebanon.
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