A PAIR of Keighley Cougars players have earned international call-ups.

Jason Muranka and Kieran Moran have been included in the Serbia and Scotland squads respectively for this autumn's qualifiers for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.

The two will face each other in Group B, along with Greece. The first matches will be played on October 26, 2019.

The European play-off tournament will qualify four teams to the World Cup. It is scheduled for October and November this and will consist of Ireland, Scotland, Serbia, Spain, Greece and Italy.

The six teams will be split into two round-robin pools. The winners and runner-up in each pool will qualify for the 2021 World Cup. There will be no European qualification to the intercontinental play-off.

Of the 16 nations that will compete in the 2021 World Cup, eight were granted automatic qualification, having reached the quarter finals of the 2017 World Cup.