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Warrington Wolves trio to start for England against Exiles
1:28pm Monday 2nd July 2012 in Wolves news
ALL three Wolves players in the England squad will start against Exiles in International Origin Game Two on Wednesday night.
Stefan Ratchford has been named at full back on his senior debut, with Ryan Atkins at left centre and Garreth Carvell in the front row.
Wolves' Trent Waterhouse has been left out of the Exiles squad that has been trimmed down to 21, but winger Joel Monaghan and skipper Brett Hodgson are in line to play.
England coach Steve McNamara confirmed today that Danny Brough of Huddersfield Giants and Salford City Reds' Matty Smith will form a new-look half-back partnership.
St Helens back-row Jon Wilkin will captain the team after Jamie Peacock’s retirement.
“We have a young, hungry side that will take on the Exiles on Wednesday,” said McNamara.
“We have made a number of changes from the first game and it is an exciting opportunity to see some real quality young players coming in and staking a claim for a regular place in the side.”
England team: Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves); Josh Charnley (Wigan Warriors), Leroy Cudjoe (Huddersfield), Ryan Atkins (Warrington Wolves), Tom Briscoe (Hull FC); Matty Smith (Salford), Danny Brough; Eorl Crabtree (Huddersfield Giants), James Roby (St Helens, Blackbrook), Garreth Carvel(Warrington Wolves), Carl Ablett (Leeds Rhinos), Jon Wilkin (St Helens), Jamie Jones-Buchanan (Leeds Rhinos). Subs: Rob Burrow (Leeds Rhinos), Liam Farrell (Wigan Warriors), Lee Mossop (Wigan), Scott Taylor (Hull KR).
Exiles 21-man squad: Anthony Gelling (Wigan Warriors), Anthony Laffranchi (St Helens), Antonio Kaufusi (London Broncos), Brett Hodgson (Warrington Wolves), Constantine Mika (Hull Kingston Rovers), Daniel Holdsworth (Salford City Reds), Daryl Millard (Catalan Dragons), Epalahame Lauaki (Wigan Warriors), Francis Meli (St Helens), Heath L’Estrange (Bradford Bulls), Jason Chan (Huddersfield Giants), Joel Monaghan (Warrington Wolves), Joel Moon (Salford City Reds), Kylie Leuluai (Leeds Rhinos), Lincoln Withers (Hull Kingston Rovers), Michael Dobson (Hull Kingston Rovers), Sam Moa (Hull FC), Scott Dureau (Catalan Dragons), Sia Soliola (St Helens), Steve Menzies (Catalan Dragons), Willie Manu (Hull FC).
The game kicks off at 7.45pm at the Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield.