There will be four England international proudly flying the flag for their homeland in this year’s NRL series, which gets underway this weekend.
Herbie Farnworth (Broncos), Victor Radley (Roosters), Elliott Whitehead (Raiders) and Dom Young (Knights) are the remaining England internationals who will be in action in the NRL finals series after their respective sides finished in the top eight.
Farnworth’s Brisbane side will take on Melbourne on Friday, with Radley’s Roosters facing Cronulla Sharks.
There’ll be two England internationals on show at the McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday, as Young’s Newcastle outfit go up against Whitehead’s Canberra.
Young, who is also eligible to represent Jamaica via family heritage, smashed a club record on the weekend as he broke the individual record for most tries in a season, overtaking the previous records of Timanua Tahu (2002) and Akuila Uate (2010).
The towering Wakefield-born winger has scored 23 tries in as many games this season, taking his total up to 41 in 49 appearances for the NRL club ahead of his move to Sydney Roosters in 2024.
Former Man of Steel Jackson Hastings will also be in action for the Knights this weekend. Hastings was born and raised in Australia but represented Great Britain in 2019 via his English heritage through his grandmother – but he has yet to play for England.
The only NRL game this weekend that doesn’t feature an English representative is the qualifying final between Penrith Panthers and New Zealand Warriors on Saturday.
NRL 2023 Finals Series – Week 1
Qualifying final: Brisbane Broncos v Melbourne Storm, Friday, September 8, 7:50pm (EST), (10:50am UK) Suncorp Stadium
Qualifying final: Penrith Panthers v New Zealand Warriors, Saturday, September 9, 4:05pm (EST), (7:05am UK) BlueBet Stadium
Elimination final: Cronulla Sharks v Sydney Roosters, Saturday, September 9, 7:50pm (EST), (10:50am UK) PointsBet Stadium
Elimination final: Newcastle Knights v Canberra Raiders, Sunday, September 10, 4:05pm (EST), (7:05am UK) McDonald Jones Stadium
NRL Finals Series – Week 2
Semi-final: (loser of Penrith vs Warriors) vs (winner of Newcastle v Canberra)
Semi-final: (loser of Brisbane vs Melbourne) vs (winner of Cronulla v Sydney)
NRL Finals Series – Week 3
Preliminary final: (Panthers vs Warriors winner) vs (semi-final winner)
Preliminary final: (Broncos vs Storm winner) vs (semi-final winner)
NRL Grand Final 2023 date
The 2023 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final will take place at Accor Stadium on Sunday 1st October, with a 6:30pm kick-off (9:30am UK).