England head coach Shaun Wane has named a provisional 24-man squad for next Friday’s mid-season fixture against the Combined Nations All Stars at Warrington.
The squad, which will be reduced to 19 before the squad goes into camp next week, includes George Williams, who returns to England as a free agent following his release on compassionate grounds from Canberra Raiders.
2020 Steve Prescott Man of Steel winner Paul McShane has also been named and could make his England debut at the age of 31.
England Head Coach Shaun Wane says: “We have a good blend of youth, versatility and experience, and I have every confidence in whoever makes the final cut. I watch every Betfred Super League game, every week, at least once, and all of these players have earned the right to play for England.”
24-player England squad
John Bateman (Wigan Warriors), Daryl Clark, Mike Cooper, Ben Currie (all Warrington Wolves), Tom Davies (Catalans Dragons), Liam Farrell (Wigan Warriors), Luke Gale, Ash Handley (both Leeds Rhinos), Toby King (Warrington Wolves), Morgan Knowles (St Helens), Reece Lyne (Wakefield Trinity), Jonny Lomax (St Helens), Paul McShane (Castleford Tigers), Tommy Makinson (St Helens), Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants), Mikolaj Oledzki (Leeds Rhinos), Joe Philbin, Stefan Ratchford (both Warrington Wolves), Dan Sarginson (Salford Red Devils), Sam Tomkins (Catalans Dragons), Alex Walmsley (St Helens), Jake Wardle (Huddersfield Giants), Joe Westerman (Wakefield Trinity), George Williams (Free agent).