Tim Sheens confirms Combined Nations All Stars squad to face England

Tim Sheens has confirmed his Combined Nations All Stars squad to face England in a mid-season international friendly at Warrington on Friday.

England duo Jake Connor and Jermaine McGillvary have both been named in the squad, which will be co-captained by Jackson Hastings and Matt Prior.

Leeds hooker Kruise Leeming, who was added to England’s train-on squad earlier in April but didn’t make head coach Shaun Wane’s 19-man squad for the clash at Halliwell Jones Stadium, has also been named.

Sheens said: “When this concept was created the aim was to give England a highly intense match as part of their preparations ahead of the Rugby League World Cup 2021.

Featherstone’s Junior Moors has also been named in the squad, the only Championship inclusion.

“I’m confident we’ve assembled a squad that can do that. As it was always the case that Shaun would get first pick for England, we obviously had to wait and work within the guidelines when selecting players.

“I’m really looking forward to working with them – and I hope we’re all going to enjoy the experience, getting to know some new people and try out some new combinations.

“Also, the match is being played to help raise funds for the Mose Masoe Foundation and the players will take great pride in wearing the Mose-inspired jersey, which will no doubt will add to their motivation to perform well.”

Combined Nations All Stars 19-player squad

Jake Connor (Hull FC), Kenny Edwards (Huddersfield Giants), Jackson Hastings (Wigan Warriors), Liam Kay (Wakefield Trinity), Kruise Leeming (Leeds Rhinos), Ricky Leutele (Huddersfield Giants), Peter Mata’utia (Castleford Tigers), Suaia Matagi (Castleford Tigers), Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants), Junior Moors (Featherstone Rovers), Pauli Pauli (Salford Red Devils), Nathan Peats (Leigh Centurions), Matt Prior (Leeds Rhinos), Chris Satae (Hull FC), Andre Savelio (Hull FC), Aidan Sezer (Huddersfield Giants), Ken Sio (Salford Red Devils), Kelepi Tanginoa (Wakefield Trinity), Luke Yates (Huddersfield Giants)


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