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Bradford Bulls: Craig Kopczak gets nod to play for Wales
Craig Kopczak has been cleared to play for Wales in Saturday’s international against France in Lens.
The 25-year-old’s future at club level is uncertain after he terminated his contract of employment with the Bulls last month.
Wales feared the current impasse would threaten his chances of representing his country but Rugby Football League director Blake Solly confirmed that Kopczak will be free to play this weekend, regardless of the outcome of an investigation into his walk-out at Bradford.
Solly said the governing body clarified the situation, particularly over the question of insurance, with Wales Rugby League today ahead of their get-together in Ewloe, Flintshire.
Kopczak, a candidate to take on the captaincy for the games against France and England, is thought to have been offered a lucrative deal with Super League rivals Huddersfield.
That sparked an RFL investigation which Solly revealed was nearing a conclusion, saying: “We are waiting on the investigation report. Final witnesses were interviewed last week and it should be with us tomorrow.”