Three Warriors In England 19-Man Squad

  • Three Warriors have been included in England’s 19-man squad to face Tonga in the second Test match on Saturday.
  • Harry Smith, Liam Farrell and Toby King have been named in Shaun Wane’s squad.
  • England v Tonga, Saturday 28 October, John Smith’s Stadium, 2:30pm K.O.

Three Warriors have been named in England’s 19-player squad to face Tonga in Saturday’s second Test match at the John Smith’s Stadium.

England Head Coach, Shaun Wane, has once again named Harry Smith, Liam Farrell and Toby King in his 19-man squad as England bid to clinch the three-match series with a game to go.

King and Smith made their second appearances for England in the 22-18 win in the Test opener at the Totally Wicked Stadium, in which King opened the scoring after eight minutes before Mikey Lewis and a brace from Tom Johnstone sealed the victory.

Smith kicked three of his four goal attempts as Warriors skipper Farrell was named as the 18th man for the clash. If selected this weekend, Farrell will play his first game for the national side since October 2021.

Wane has made two changes to the 19-player squad which was named for the Test opener, as Matty Ashton and Ben Currie replace Tommy Makinson and Morgan Knowles who miss out through injury.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s clash, Wane said: “Last week was a real battle of attrition and we fought hard to come out on top, but we still have work to do to win this three-game series. We know Tonga will be hurt, they’ll come out even stronger, and will be seeking revenge this weekend. It is up to us to ensure that doesn’t happen and we come away with the victory – and the series.”

Full 19-player squad: Matty Ashton (Warrington Wolves), John Bateman (Wests Tigers), Tom Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Daryl Clark, Ben Currie (both Warrington Wolves), Liam Farrell (Wigan Warriors), Chris Hill (Huddersfield Giants), Tom Johnstone (Catalans Dragons), Toby King (Wigan Warriors), Matty Lees (St Helens), Mikey Lewis (Hull KR), Mike McMeeken (Catalans Dragons), Robbie Mulhern (Leigh Leopards), Harry Newman (Leeds Rhinos), Victor Radley (Sydney Roosters), Harry Smith (Wigan Warriors), Danny Walker (Warrington Wolves), Jack Welsby (St Helens), Elliott Whitehead (Canberra Raiders).

Tickets for the Saturday’s match at Huddersfield’s John Smith’s Stadium, and for game three of the series at Headingley Stadium, Leeds, are on sale now HERE from only £25 Adults and £12.50 Under 16s. The latter is a double-header featuring England Women versus Wales.

Thursday 26 October 2023