Yeaman Makes Lions Debut


The 23-year-old will be replacing Martin Gleeson, whose partnership with Brian Carney did not bear fruit in the 18-14 loss to New Zealand last week.

Yeaman spent three months of the domestic season out with an ankle ligament injury, but still finished as one of the engage super League’s most potent attacking threats with 23 tries to his name. 

St Helens forward Jon Wilkin will be the side’s second debutant when he takes the place of Gareth Hock on the subs bench at Aussie Stadium.

Instead Hock will start in the second row with Adrian Morley joining Wilkin in starting the encounter on the sidelines.

Coach Brian Noble has admitted that he may yet change the look of his team again before Saturday’s game; but still had words of praise for the players he has selected.

"They've been on fire all season with their respective clubs," he said. “They've been great in practice, very enthusiastic and their attitude has been terrific.

"Jon Wilkin especially was unlucky to miss out last week, so he's now going to get the opportunity."