WARRINGTON Wolves will have more representatives on the field than any other club when Lancashire and Yorkshire square up in the second game of the 2019 Academy Origin series.

The contest, which will be the first match of the Betfred Championship Summer Bash programme at Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road tomorrow, features five Wire young guns in the red rose side and three in their opponents' ranks.

Josh Thewlis, Cole Oakley, Joe Barnes, Connor Wrench and George Roby are hoping to play a part in squaring the series following Yorkshire's 24-14 win at Castleford last month, while Riley Dean, Ellis Longstaff and Jacob Gannon feature in Luke Robinson's side.

Both teams have been forced to make several changes by injuries and first-team calls.

Oakley and Roby are among the newcomers to the Lancashire squad.

The third match of the series will be played in Yorkshire on June 15, with the whole series being shown live on Our League and Twitch.


Lancashire: Josh Thewlis (Warrington), Ben Holcroft (Wigan), Cole Oakley (Warrington), Sam Halsall (Wigan), Umyla Hanley (Wigan), Joe Barnes (Warrington), Oliver Leyland (London Broncos), Ethan Havard (Wigan), Jake Wingfield (St Helens), Jamie Pye (St Helens), Kai Pearce-Paul (London Broncos), Connor Wrench (Warrington), Matthew Foster (St Helens), George Roby (Warrington), Jake Bradley (Whitehaven), Harry Rushton (Wigan), Jarrod O’Connor (Leeds), Brad O’Neill (Wigan).

Yorkshire: Liam Whitton (Leeds), Jack Croft (Wakefield Trinity), Ben Tibbs (Huddersfield), Dom Young (Huddersfield), Liam Tindall (Leeds), Riley Dean (Warrington), Mikey Lewis (City of Hull Academy), Yusuf Aydin (Wakefield Trinity), Corey Johnson (Leeds), Tom Holroyd (Leeds), Ellis Longstaff (Warrington), Connor Bailey (Wakefield Trinity), Jacob Gannon (Warrington), Amir Bourouh (Wigan), Robson Stevens (Huddersfield), Ethan O’Hanlon (Bradford), Rian Rowley (Leeds), Anesu Mudoti (Bradford).