Harry Newman called up to revised England Knights Performance Squad

Leeds centre Harry Newman is one of several new faces included in the England Knights Performance Squad. 

Newman and Huddersfield forward Oliver Wilson, who were both members of the England Academy team who beat the Australian Schoolboys last autumn, are joined by London Broncos duo Jordan Abdull and Rob Butler in a revised Knights Performance Squad to prepare for this autumn’s historic international fixture against Jamaica at the Emerald Headingley Stadium.

Castleford back-rower Mike McMeeken – who has two England senior caps – is recalled to the KPS after injury.

Wigan forward Joe Greenwood and Hull KR’s Robbie Mulhern have also dropped down from the England Elite Performance Squad, while the Hull FC prop Josh Bowden receives his first Knights call-up.

Oliver Holmes, Adam O’Brien, Oliver Roberts, Dean Hadley and Harvey Livett are omitted from the first KPS of 2019 that was announced in March.

The revised 37-man squad includes 19 players who experienced last autumn’s two-match trip to Papua New Guinea.

They will meet in Leeds in August and September before the Knights head coach Paul Anderson trims the squad to prepare for the fixture against Jamaica on Sunday October 20.

England Knights Performance Squad (all players listed with professional and community clubs):

Alex Foster (Castleford Tigers, Wetherby Bulldogs)

Mike McMeeken (Castleford Tigers, Staines Titans)

Greg Minikin (Castleford Tigers, Wetherby Bulldogs)

Matt Whitley (Catalans Dragons, Bold Miners)

Matt English (Huddersfield Giants, Stanley Rangers)

Kruise Leeming (Huddersfield Giants, Siddal)

Darnell McIntosh (Huddersfield Giants, Dewsbury Celtic)

Oliver Wilson (Huddersfield Giants, Greetland All Rounders)

Chris Atkin (Hull KR, Liverpool John Moores University)

Robbie Mulhern (Hull KR, Normanton Knights)

Josh Bowden (Hull FC, Hull Wyke)

Masimbaashe Matongo (Hull FC, West Hull)

Ash Handley (Leeds Rhinos, Oulton Raiders)

Harry Newman (Leeds Rhinos, Newsome Panthers)

Mikolaj Oledzki (Leeds Rhinos, Hunslet Warriors)

Cameron Smith (Leeds Rhinos, Lock Lane)

Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos, Hunslet Warriors)

Jack Walker (Leeds Rhinos, East Leeds)

Jordan Abdull (London Broncos, Skirlaugh)

Rob Butler (London Broncos, Medway Dragons)

Niall Evalds (Salford Red Devils, Siddal)

Josh Jones (Salford Red Devils, Blackbrook Royals)

Jack Ashworth (St Helens, Rochdale Mayfield)

Matt Lees (St Helens, Rochdale Mayfield)

Danny Richardson (St Helens, Halton Farnworth Hornets)

James Batchelor (Wakefield Trinity, Crigglestone All Blacks)

Toby King (Warrington Wolves, Meltham All Blacks)

Tom Lineham (Warrington Wolves, York RUFC)

Dec Patton (Warrington Wolves, Latchford Giants)

Joe Philbin (Warrington Wolves, Culcheth Eagles)

Danny Walker (Warrington Wolves, Rylands Sharks)

Joe Bullock (Wigan Warriors, Blackpool Scorpions)

Tom Davies (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)

Joe Greenwood (Wigan Warriors, Saddleworth Rangers)

Liam Marshall (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)

Dom Manfredi (Wigan Warriors, Leigh Miners)

Sam Powell (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)

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