Five Warrington players in England Knights team to face Papua New Guinea

Five Warrington players will feature in England Knights’ clash with Papua New Guinea on Saturday.

Wolves’ forward Jack Hughes will captain the Knights and will be joined on the field by club team-mates Toby King, Joe Philbin, Tom Lineham and Declan Patton.

Following remarkable performances for England’s senior side against France last week, Castleford Tigers back-rower Oliver Holmes, Leeds Rhinos utility-back Liam Sutcliffe and Hull KR front-rower Robbie Mulhern are all included.

Wigan Warriors’ Sam Powell is joined by Grand Final winning winger Tom Davies in the side to take on the Kumuls.

Young Player of the Year nominee Matty Lees is also named alongside Salford Red Devils full-back Niall Evalds, Huddersfield Giants hooker Kruise Leeming, Hull KR half-back Chris Atkin and Wakefield Trinity ace James Batchelor.

Hull FC have two representatives in the squad, loose forward Dean Hadley and utility-man Brad Fash.

The Knights face the Kumuls on Saturday, 6am (UK) kick-off.

Knights’ team to face Papua New Guinea: Niall Evalds; Tom Davies, Toby King, Liam Sutcliffe, Tom Lineham; Chris Atkin, Declan Patton; Robbie Mulhern, Sam Powell, Matty Lees, Oliver Holmes, Jack Hughes, Dean Hadley. Subs: Kruise Leeming, Joe Philbin, James Batchelor, Brad Fash.

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