Three England teams set for internationals in June – including double-header at Warrington

England winger Tommy Makinson

England’s men, women and wheelchair teams will play internationals in June.

A double-header featuring the men’s and women’s teams at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on June 25, with both matches to be shown live on Sky Sports.

England women take on Wales at 6pm, while Shaun Wane will take charge of an England team for the first time at 8:15pm, as they take on the Combined Nations All Stars.

The Combined Nations All Stars will enable players from all nations other than England to play in the game.

With the World Cup at the end of the year, the best betting offers have England as third favourites behind Australia and New Zealand.

READ: England to face Combined Nations All Stars team in summer

The double-header will be followed on Saturday, June 26 by a wheelchair international at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, where England will also face Wales (kick-off TBC). The BBC will stream the game live on their digital platforms.

RFL chief executive Ralph Rimmer said: “In such a significant year for Rugby League as we prepare to host three World Cups in England, this is an announcement for the whole game to celebrate.

“To have the three England teams who will play in those World Cups in action over the space of 24 hours in June, and for the England women and wheelchair teams to receive unprecedented levels of broadcast exposure through Sky and the BBC, really sets the tone for what we want to achieve this year.

“It’s the best chance yet for rugby league supporters to get behind those teams, as I know they will do in the World Cup.

“For Shaun Wane, who has had to wait so long for his first match as England coach, the priority for the mid-season international has always been the quality of opposition. After the postponement of the Ashes Series in 2020, this will be Shaun’s only chance to put an England team on the field until the autumn – and that’s why we have looked to the traditions of the Other Nationalities team, so that England will be facing the cream of the players from every other nation represented in the Betfred Super League.

“We believe those players will relish the opportunity of playing representative rugby in this unique context, looking back to the great names who represented Other Nationalities in the past. And we hope the All Stars concept will help create real longevity for this fixture.”

An initial allocation of 4,000 tickets are now on sale for the double header at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on June 25, with the hope that further areas of the stadium will become available as social distancing restrictions ease. 

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