Henderson named in England squad

Catalan hooker Ian Henderson is a shock new face in the England Elite Training squad, announced today by Steve McNamara.

Henderson, 28, was born in Torquay but has played representative rugby league for Scotland, playing alongside brothers Andrew and Kevin at the 2008 World Cup.


Another former Scotland international, Danny Brough, is named in the squad, as is New Zealand-born Rangi Chase, who keeps his place in the side having featured in the Four Nations at the back end of last season.

Wigan’s Gareth Hock returns to the international set up for the first time since serving a two-year drugs ban, and he is joined by no fewer than five Wigan team-mates, including Josh Charnley, Michael McIlorum and Lee Mossop.

Super League champions Leeds have 10 players in the squad, there are four players from Warrington and three from St Helens.

As well as Brough, Huddersfield are represented by Eorl Crabtree and Leroy Cudjoe, while Hull and Hull KR are the other two Super League clubs with players in the squad.

In total, there are eight uncapped players in the 32-man squad, while McNamara has also named a young and exciting England Knights squad.


Elite Training Squad in full:

Carl Ablett Leeds Rhinos, Hunslet Parkside
Ryan Bailey Leeds Rhinos, Milford
Chris Bridge Warrington Wolves, Waterhead
Tom Briscoe Hull FC, Featherstone Lions
Danny Brough Huddersfield Giants, Eastmoor Dragons
Rob Burrow Leeds Rhinos, Featherstone Lions
Garreth Carvell Warrington Wolves, Stanningley
Josh Charnley Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks
Rangi Chase Castleford Tigers, Dannevirke Tigers
Eorl Crabtree Huddersfield Giants, Huddersfield YMCA
Leroy Cudjoe Huddersfield Giants, Newsome Panthers
Ryan Hall Leeds Rhinos, Oulton Raiders
Zak Hardaker Leeds Rhinos, Featherstone Lions
Ian Henderson Catalan Dragons, Terrigal
Gareth Hock Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Judes
Ben Jones-Bishop Leeds Rhinos, Queens
Jamie Jones-Buchanan Leeds Rhinos, Stanningley
Jonny Lomax St Helens, Orrell St James
Danny McGuire Leeds Rhinos, East Leeds
Michael McIlorum Wigan Warriors, Queens
Adrian Morley Warrington Wolves, Eccles
Lee Mossop Wigan Warriors, Hensingham
Sean O’Loughlin Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks
Jamie Peacock (captain) Leeds Rhinos, Stanningley
James Roby St Helens, Blackbrook
Kevin Sinfield Leeds Rhinos, Waterhead
Sam Tomkins Wigan Warriors. Wigan St Patricks
Kallum Watkins Leeds Rhinos, Latchford Albion
Kris Welham Hull KR, Myton Warriors
Ben Westwood Warrington Wolves, Normanton
Jon Wilkin St Helens, East Hull
Kirk Yeaman Hull FC, Myton Warriors

England Knights squad:

Joe Arundel (Castleford), Jodie Broughton (Salford), Chris Clarkson (Leeds), Paul Clough (St Helens), Mike Cooper, Rhys Evans (both Warrington), Liam Farrell (Wigan), Dale Ferguson (Huddersfield), Mark Flanagan, Lee Gaskell (both St Helens), Josh Hodgson (Hull KR), Danny Houghton (Hull), Shaun Lunt, Jermaine McGillvary (both Huddersfield), Richie Myler (Warrington), Larne Patrick (Huddersfield), Stefan Ratchford, Chris Riley (both Warrington), Matty Smith (Salford), Scott Taylor, Liam Watts (both Hull KR), Joe Wardle (Huddersfield), Gary Wheeler (St Helens), Elliot Whitehead (Bradford).

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