JACK Hughes has experienced a tour of rugby league-mad Papua New Guinea before, but returning for a second time makes it no less special.

The back rower and five of his Warrington Wolves teammates are in contention to face the Kumuls in Port Moresby on Saturday after all six were named in Wayne Bennett’s 21-man squad.

Hughes has been named out of position at centre once again as the Lions look to end a desperately disappointing tour on a high.

Nothing other than victory will do for Great Britain and Hughes insists he and his teammates will “throw everything into it” as they aim to avoid a fourth defeat from as many matches.

In the mean time, they have been soaking up the atmosphere in a country in which rugby league is the national sport – something the Wire man knows all about having captained England Knights on their two-Test tour there last year.

“If you’d told me I’d be going back to PNG this year, I wouldn’t have believed you but I’m looking forward to it,” he said.

“For most of the boys, it will be their first time over there so they’ll get that experience I had last year.

“It’s an experience I’ll hold close to me for a long time.

“We’re professional athletes. Every time we go out there, we want to win.

“If we go back with four defeats, it will be really disappointing.

“We’ll throw everything into it and hopefully have a good experience and a good win.”

Stand-off Blake Austin has once again been named on the wing, despite Leeds flyer Ash Handley having joined the squad as cover for the ailing outside backs division.

Joe Philbin could be involved after recovering from a hamstring injury while Gareth Widdop, Chris Hill and Daryl Clark are named once again.

Amid an injury crisis, Hughes put his hand up to play at centre in Saturday’s second Test against New Zealand, which ended in a 23-8 defeat for the Lions in Christchurch.

When the disappointment of the result dies down, however, the 27-year-old says he will still look back on his Lions debut with pride.

“I enjoyed it but it was disappointing on the result side of things.

“We really wanted to go 1-1 with the Kiwis but we started poorly.

“Ten years down the line, the result probably won’t bother me.

“I’ve got my cap and my shirt to look back on which makes me really proud.”