SEVEN Warrington Wolves players have been named in a 29-man Great Britain Performance Squad.

As revealed by the Warrington Guardian yesterday, the headline inclusion is that of prop Joe Philbin, whose place in Wayne Bennett's squad has now been confirmed.

Those selected will be under consideration for a place on the post-season tour of New Zealand and Papua New Guinea along with players plying their trade in the NRL, none of whom have been included in this selection.

England Knights and Ireland international Philbin is one of five players from outside the England Elite Performance Squad to be selected.

He is joined by St Helens pair Lachlan Coote and Morgan Knowles, Salford's Josh Jones and Leeds winger Ash Handley.

Wolves stand-off Blake Austin – eligible through his Middlesex-born grandmother – is included along with Wire teammates Chris Hill, Daryl Clark, Josh Charnley, Jack Hughes and Stefan Ratchford.

Ben Currie was not considered for selection to allow him to have a full off-season following his recent injuries.

"As we’ve said since the return of the Great Britain team was announced at the start of the year, we have considered everyone who is eligible and puts themselves forward," head coach Bennett said.

"As well as this Performance Squad of players based in England and France, we’ve got another group of players based in the NRL to consider – and there’s still time for others who are eligible to impress and force their way in."

Great Britain Performance Squad: Jake Trueman, Liam Watts (both Castleford Tigers), Sam Tomkins (Catalans Dragons), Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants), Jake Connor, Jamie Shaul, Scott Taylor (all Hull FC), Ash Handley, Stevie Ward (both Leeds Rhinos), Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson, Mark Percival, James Roby, Luke Thompson, Alex Walmsley, Lachlan Coote, Morgan Knowles (all St Helens), Josh Jones (Salford Red Devils), Reece Lyne (Wakefield Trinity), Blake Austin, Josh Charnley, Daryl Clark, Chris Hill, Jack Hughes, Joe Philbin, Stefan Ratchford (all Warrington Wolves), Oliver Gildart, Sean O'Loughlin, George Williams (all Wigan Warriors)