JOSH Thewlis has been added to the England squad for Saturday’s final Test against Tonga.

The Warrington Wolves winger, who won Super League’s Young Player of the Year award for his displays during 2023, is one of two players drafted into the fold by head coach Shaun Wane for the series finale at Headingley, with Wigan’s NRL-bound forward Morgan Smithies the other.

Thewlis was named in Wane’s squad for the mid-season international against France but did not play, meaning he would be making his senior England bow if selected at the weekend.

He joins Wire teammates George Williams, Matty Ashton, Danny Walker, Daryl Clark, Toby King and Ben Currie in fighting for a place in Wane’s final 17.

England already have the series wrapped up, with victories in St Helens and Huddersfield giving them an unassailable 2-0 series lead.

“I’m really pleased to be able to bring both Morgan and Josh into our squad for the final game against Tonga,” Wane said.

“Morgan has had a terrific season with Wigan and impressed me earlier this year when he wore the England shirt for the first time, and Josh is coming in on the back of a breakthrough year with Warrington.

“Both players are very versatile and offer me some options in key positions ahead of the third Test.

“Our players have endured a long season and there are little knocks here and there, so it’s important we bolstered the squad in this final week.

“It's great to know that rugby league fans will be turning out in big numbers in Leeds this weekend to round off the series.”