JACK Hughes will make his Great Britain debut in Saturday's second Test against New Zealand.

The Warrington Wolves co-captain, a second rower by trade, will start at centre in place of the injured Ryan Hall, with Wigan's Zak Hardaker moving out to the wing.

Hall dislocated his left patella five minutes from the end of Saturday's 12-8 defeat and has returned to Sydney to continue his recovery with his club side, the Roosters.

The Lions could have sent for a replacement but instead will call on unused players to make up the numbers for the remaining two matches.

Hughes began his career as a centre and has played there for Wigan and Warrington.

The 27-year-old also demonstrated his versatility by playing at stand-off in The Wire's Challenge Cup Final win over St Helens in August.

Wayne Bennett has otherwise named an unchanged side, meaning Hughes' Wire teammates Chris Hill, Daryl Clark, Joe Philbin and Gareth Widdop will get another chance to impress in Christchurch.

Blake Austin remains among the reserves while Luke Thompson returns to the squad after recovering from rib cartilage damage.

The St Helens prop, who was man of the match in his team's Grand Final win in October, was injured just 12 minutes into the opening game against Tonga and sat out last Saturday's first Test defeat in Auckland.

Team: J Lomax (St Helens); J McGillvary (Huddersfield), J Hughes (Warrington), J Connor (Hull FC), Z Hardaker (Wigan); G Widdop (St George Illawarra), J Hastings (Salford); C Hill (Warrington), J Hodgson (Canberra), T Burgess (South Sydney), J Bateman (Canberra), E Whitehead (Canberra), J Graham (St George Illawarra, capt).

Replacements (from): J Jones (Salford), J Philbin (Warrington), D Clark (Warrington), A Walmsley (St Helens), B Austin (Warrington), G Williams New (Wigan), L Thompson (St Helens), L Coote (St Helens)