Trent Waterhouse says he expected his representative career to be over when he joined Warrington this season.
He said: “It’s defiantly an honour to play, its something totally different and something I haven’t experienced.
“When I left Australia I thought my representative rugby career was over, but they came up with this concept last year and I think it’s a good one. I’m looking forward to the game and the experience.”
The 31-year old will start the game on Saturday at loose forward after Daniel Anderson named his team on Thursday.
Waterhouse said: “Its always good fun to play against your mates, and I think it will bring out the best in each other.
It’s probably a little bit different to State of Origin but that concept has been going for a long time, and this has just begun. However I think it’s defiantly a step in the right direction for representative rugby league in England.”