Steve McNamara makes changes to England ETS squad

England coach Steve McNamara has made changes to his Elite Training Squad ahead of England’s tri-series with Wales and France.

Warrington’s Ryan Atkins and Hull FC’s Danny Tickle are included in the ETS after strong performances for England against the Exiles.

However Ryan Bailey, Chris Bridge, Ian Henderson, Kris Welham and Kirk Yeaman miss out on another place in the squad from earlier this year.

The Elite Training Squad does not guarantee players selection ahead of this season’s internationals, but it does give a strong indication of the squad that McNamara will select ahead of the end-of-season tournament.

McNamara said: “With the Rugby League World Cup just over 12 months away our planning and preparation will step up over the year ahead to make sure we are competitive and ready to make a huge impact on the tournament.

“The door is not shut on those that have missed out this time around. As we approach the business end of the season, there is a lot to play for and there is no doubt that some players will progress and push for a place in the squad during the autumn series.

“We have a number of NRL based players that will be involved too and it is imperative that we continue to have competition for places across all positions.”

Meanwhile Chris Hill has been awarded a call up in the England Knights squad which will face Scotland and Ireland in the Alitalia cup.

He will join Tom Burgess, Kieran Dixon, Daryl Clark, Greg Eden Jack Hughes, Michael Lawrence and Jordan Turner as new faces to the Knights set up.


England Elite Training Squad (Professional club and community club shown):

Carl Ablett, Leeds Rhinos, Hunslet Parkside
Ryan Atkins, Warrington Wolves, Stanningley
Tom Briscoe, Hull FC, Featherstone Lions
Danny Brough, Huddersfield Giants, Thornhill Trojans
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
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
James Roby, St Helens, Blackbrook
Kevin Sinfield, Leeds Rhinos, Waterhead
Danny Tickle, Hull FC, Golborne Parkside
Sam Tomkins, Wigan Warriors. Wigan St Patricks
Kallum Watkins, Leeds Rhinos, Latchford Albion
Ben Westwood, Warrington Wolves, Normanton
Jon Wilkin, St Helens, East Hull

England Knights Squad
*denotes players new to the squad (Professional club and community club shown):

Jodie Broughton, Salford City Reds, Queens
Tom Burgess*, Bradford Bulls, Dewsbury Moor
Daryl Clark*, Castleford Tigers, Castleford Lock Lane
Chris Clarkson, Leeds Rhinos, East Leeds
Paul Clough, St Helens, Blackbrook
Mike Cooper, Warrington Wolves, Latchford Albion
Kieran Dixon*, London Broncos, Hemel Stags
Greg Eden*, Huddersfield Giants, Castleford Lock Lane
Rhys Evans, Warrington Wolves, Burtonwood Bulldogs
Liam Farrell, Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Pats
Mark Flanagan, St Helens, Saddleworth Rangers
Luke Gale, Bradford Bulls, Middleton Marauders
Ben Harrison, Warrington Wolves, Barrow Island
Chris Hill*, Warrington Wolves, New Springs Lions
Josh Hodgson, Hull KR, Hull Dockers
Danny Houghton, Hull FC, East Hull
Jack Hughes*, Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Judes
Michael Lawrence*, Huddersfield Giants, Newsome Panthers
Shaun Lunt, Huddersfield Giants, Ellenborough Rangers
Jermaine McGillvary, Huddersfield Giants, Deighton Juniors
Richie Myler, Warrington Wolves, Halton West Bank
Larne Patrick, Huddersfield Giants, Townville Tigers
Stefan Ratchford, Warrington Wolves, Wigan St Patricks
Chris Riley, Warrington Wolves, Woolston Rovers
Matty Smith, Salford City Reds, Blackbrook
Scott Taylor, Hull KR, Skirlaugh Bulls
Jordan Turner*, Hull FC, Waterhead
Joe Wardle, Huddersfield Giants, Ovenden
Joe Westerman, Hull FC, Featherstone Lions

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