Two Warriors In England 19-Man Squad

  • Two Warriors have been included in England’s 19-man squad to face Tonga in the final Test match on Saturday.
  • Harry Smith and Tyler Dupree have been named in Shaun Wane’s squad.
  • England v Tonga, Saturday 4 November, ATM Headingley Rugby Stadium2:30pm K.O.

Two Warriors have been named in England’s 19-player squad to face Tonga in Saturday’s final Test match at AMT Headingley Rugby Stadium.

England Head Coach, Shaun Wane, has named Harry Smith and Tyler Dupree in his 19-man squad as England aim to record a 3-0 series win.

Smith has kicked 12 points in England’s victories over Tonga in St Helens and most recently Huddersfield, as Dupree is included in the 19-man squad for the first time this series.

Wane has made four changes to the 19-player squad which was named for the victory in West Yorkshire last weekend, as Liam Farrell, Toby King, Mikey Lewis and Victor Radley are replaced by Dupree, Morgan Smithies, Josh Thewlis and England captain George Williams, who returns from suspension.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s clash, Wane said: “I’m really pleased to be able to give everyone who was named in my original squad the opportunity to feature in this series. Robbie [Mulhern], Tyler and Ben [Currie] have all had impressive seasons at club level and deserve their call-up into the side for this final game against Tonga. 

“I’m really confident that the squad I’ve selected can get the job done and finish the series in style in front of a packed house in Leeds.”

Full 19-player squad: Matty Ashton (Warrington Wolves), John Bateman (Wests Tigers), Tom Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Daryl Clark, Ben Currie (both Warrington Wolves), Tyler Dupree (Wigan Warriors), Chris Hill (Huddersfield Giants), Tom Johnstone (Catalans Dragons), Matty Lees (St Helens), Mike McMeeken (Catalans Dragons), Robbie Mulhern (Leigh Leopards), Harry Newman (Leeds Rhinos), Harry Smith (Wigan Warriors), Morgan Smithies (Canberra Raiders), Josh Thewlis, Danny Walker (both Warrington Wolves), Jack Welsby (St Helens), Elliott Whitehead (Canberra Raiders), George Williams (Warrington Wolves).

Tickets for the third Test match against Tonga, which also permits entry to England Women’s clash against Wales, are on sale and available to purchase online HERE. Tickets can also be bought for England Wheelchair’s match against France, which takes place at Leeds’ First Direct Arena on Sunday.

Thursday 02 November 2023