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Wolves trio named in unchanged England Knights squad
4:35pm Thursday 25th October 2012 in Wolves news
WARRINGTON Wolves’ Chris Riley, Mike Cooper and Rhys Evans have been named in England Knights coach Kieron Purtill’s unchanged 19-man squad to take on Scotland in Sunday’s decisive Alitalia European Cup fixture in Edinburgh.
Wolves’ trio helped Knights to open their campaign with a 56-4 victory over Ireland last weekend and head into Sunday’s game at Meggetland, kick off 2.00pm, knowing victory against Scotland would secure the Alitalia European Cup title.
“We’ve had a great two weeks as a group and everyone has worked hard and it was pleasing to see that rewarded with a great win against Ireland last week,” said Purtill.
“The performance against Ireland was one of the best I have seen from any Knights group and I thought our forwards, especially were outstanding. We now need to ensure that we continue to improve on all the little aspects of our game and make sure we keep up our off the ball efforts on Sunday.
“The players have shown a great attitude so far in camp and everyone who has been involved, from one to 19, are a credit to the England badge.
“Scotland will be determined to make amends for their disappointing result to Ireland a few weeks ago and we know it will be a tough game.
“I’m expecting it to be a very physical battle and the conditions will play a part as well but if we can get our attitude right then I’m confident we can get the result and it would be great to see the players’ efforts rewarded with a trophy.”
England Knights squad to play Scotland: Chris Riley (Warrington Wolves, Woolston Rovers), Kieran Dixon (London Broncos, Hemel Stags), Jordan Turner (Hull FC, Waterhead), Rhys Evans (Warrington Wolves, Burtonwood Bulldogs), Jodie Broughton (Salford City Reds, Queens), Dan Sarginson (London Broncos, Hemel Hempstead Stags), Luke Gale (Bradford Bulls, Middleton Marauders), Scott Taylor (Hull KR, Skirlaugh Bulls), Danny Houghton (C) (Hull FC, East Hull ), George Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury Moor), Jack Hughes (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Judes), Michael Lawrence (Huddersfield Giants, Newsome Panthers), Mike Cooper (Warrington Wolves, Latchford Albion), Tom Burgess (Bradford Bulls, Dewsbury Moor), Shaun Lunt (Huddersfield Giants, Ellenborough Rangers), Chris Clarkson (Leeds Rhinos, East Leeds), Ben Jones-Bishop (Leeds Rhinos, Queens), Daryl Clark (Castleford Tigers, Castleford Lock Lane), Greg Eden (Huddersfield Giants, Castleford Lock Lane).