Danny Richardson has been one of the best players in Super League this season and we want to know whether you think he should play for England in Denver or not.
The 21-year-old has been electric for St Helens this season and is one of the main reasons why Justin Holbrook’s side currently sit at the top of the Super League table.
Richardson has scored three tries and 77 goals in 16 appearances in Super League this term, despite only making his debut for the club last season. He also has nine assists.
He is currently keeping Matty Smith out of a place in the Saints team, but his incredible form hasn’t gone unnoticed.
The Widnesian has bust 35 tackles this season and has got a very good kicking game, both on-field and when kicking over the sticks. Richardson has been named in England Knights’ Performance squad, but he could potentially be thrown straight into the senior side.
Onto England, Kevin Brown has announced his retirement from the international stage since Wayne Bennett last announced his latest England Performance Squad.
Current Steve Prescott Man of Steel winner Luke Gale is also ruled out of England’s mid-season Test against New Zealand on Saturday June 23 in Denver.
With the absence of Brown and Gale, at least one half-back spot remains available for the Lions.
It will be interesting to see how Bennett will use Gareth Widdop. He is ripping it up for St George Illawarra Dragons in the NRL at the minute at half-back, but England used him as a full-back at the World Cup last year.
It is expected that Jonny Lomax will play at full-back, with Widdop at stand-off. Will Richardson play scrum-half or will Wigan’s George Williams get the nod? Or will Sam Tomkins be called up to the squad, with Widdop and Lomax in the halves?
Do you think Richardson should go to Denver with England? Let us know in the comments below.