Maiden Exiles side revealed


Exiles coach Brian McClennan has named his starting line-up for the CarPlan International Origin Match against the Exiles at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Leeds, on Friday June 10 (8.00pm).

Warrington Wolves full-back Brett Hogdson has been handed the No.1 jersey for the game and he is joined in the back division by teammate Matt King who will play inside St Helens winger Francis Meli on the left wing. On the right hand side, Wigan Warriors duo George Carmont and Pat Richards will form a formidable attack.

Scrum-half and vice captain Thomas Leuluai will play alongside Castleford Tigers half-back Rangi Chase to complete an exciting back division.

Hull FC trio Craig Fitzgibbon, Willie Manu and Mark O’Meley form the core of the forwards and are joined by St Helen’s duo Iosia Soliola and Tony Puletua, with captain Danny Buderus occupying the hooker role in a pack division that isn’t short of talent or experience.

A talented bench sees Huddersfield Giants pair David Faiumu and David Fa’alogo alongside Kylie Leuluai and Louis Anderson all ready to make their impact on the game when called upon.

Exiles Squad to face England (Super League club and nationality in brackets):

1 Brett Hodgson (Warrington Wolves & Australia)
2 Pat Richards (Wigan Warriors & Australia)
3 George Carmont (Wigan Warriors & Samoa)
4 Matt King (Warrington Wolves & Australia)
5 Francis Meli (St Helens & Samoa)
6 Rangi Chase (Castleford Tigers & New Zealand)
7 Thomas Leuluai (Wigan Warriors & New Zealand)
8 Tony Puletua (St Helens & New Zealand)
9 Danny Buderus (Captain) (Leeds Rhinos & Australia)
10 Mark O’Meley (Hull FC & Australia)
11 Iosia Soliola (St Helens & New Zealand)
12 Willie Manu (Hull FC & Tonga)
13 Craig Fitzgibbon (Hull FC & Australia)
14 David Faiumu (Huddersfield Giants & New Zealand)
15 Kylie Leuluai (Leeds Rhinos & Samoa)
16 Louis Anderson (Warrington Wolves & New Zealand)
17 David Fa’alogo (Huddersfield Giants & New Zealand)
Glenn Morrison (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats & Australia)