McIlorum, 25, made three appearances at the 2008 tournament for Ireland, and has been drafted in to Steve McNamara’s 19-man squad for Saturday’s final group game at the KC Stadium on Saturday.
McNamara said: “Mickey (McIlorum) deserves his call up.He has trained tremendously hard. He is an aggressive type of player, who will command the middle of the field.
“We have trained well and we are ready to put in a performance.
“I get the feeling the group on the verge of some really big performances and this will be one of them.”
The result of this game will determine England‘s quarter-final opponents. A win against Fiji is likely to pit them against the loser of France‘s clash with Samoa on Monday, while a defeat will see them take on the winner of that game.
Squad: Carl Ablett (Leeds), Tom Briscoe (Hull), George Burgess (Souths), Sam Burgess (Souths), Rob Burrow (Leeds), Rangi Chase (Castleford), Leroy Cudjoe (Huddersfield), Liam Farrell (Wigan), Brett Ferres (Huddersfield), James Graham (Canterbury), Ryan Hall (Leeds), Chris Hill (Warrington), Michael McIlorum (Wigan), Lee Mossop (Wigan), Sean O’Loughlin (Wigan), Kevin Sinfield (Leeds), Sam Tomkins (Wigan), Kallum Watkins (Leeds), Ben Westwood (Warrington).