Combined Nations All Stars announce team manager

Television Camera provides a general view of Halliwell Jones Stadium, venue for todays game

Doncaster RLFC chief executive Carl Hall has been appointed team manager of the Combined Nations All Stars ahead of their mid-season clash with England. 

The game, Shaun Wane’s first as England head coach, will take place at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on June 25. 

It will be the first time England have played a team of combined nations on home soil since their 30-10 victory over the Exiles in 2013.

The Exiles concept has been shelved ever since, but the new format allows players from Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France and Jamaica to participate in the game. 

READ: England to face Combined Nations All Stars team in summer

New Zealand born Hall enjoyed a decorated career at centre, playing for a number of clubs, including Hull KR, Leeds and Featherstone. 

The 51-year-old recently completed a short stint as vice president of the RFL, working alongside Tony Adams MBE and Claire Balding MBE. 

His role at the Combined Nations All Stars will see him work closely with head coach Tim Sheens and assistant Andrew Henderson. 

“I’m really excited about this All Stars concept, and I’m delighted to be involved,” he said.

“The big thing for me is we have to make this a full-on, meaningful match. 

“We know it’s an important part of England’s build-up for the World Cup, but we’ll be getting a team together to go out there and win – and Shaun Wane wouldn’t want it any other way.”

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