Five Warriors To Face Aussies on Sunday

Five Warriors To Face Aussies on Sunday

England Coach Steve McNamara has today named his England side to face Australia in the must win Four Nations Clash in Melbourne on Sunday and all five Wigan players in the squad have been named in the seventeen.

Sam Tomkins has been switched from stand off to full back, Sean O'Loughlin moves from loose forward to stand off, Darrell Goulding remains on the right wing, Joel Tomkins moves into the starting side with Stuart Fielden on the bench.

Elsewhere there are three new caps in the side, Huddersfield's Leroy Cudjoe replaces the injured Michael Shenton in the Centre,, Shaun Lunt of the Giants also gets a start as does Warrington's Ben Harrison.

Speaking about the line-up Coach Steve McNamara said,

We have picked a team we think is the right team to play against Australia,

"We are very comfortable with the team, this team is more suited to this game than the one we selected last week.

"I'm very happy with the personnel who will play Australia. This is a wonderful opportunity for some of the young boys who haven't played in the last couple of week but who have been impressive in the way they have prepared with the squad.

"The three new caps are ready to play, it's the right time for them and the right time for England."

 England side to face Australia 

1 Sam Tomkins (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)
2 Darrell Goulding (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)
3 Leroy Cudjoe (Huddersfield Giants, Newsome)
4 Ryan Atkins (Warrington Wolves,
5 Tom Briscoe (Hull FC, Featherstone Lions)
6 Sean O'Loughlin (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)
7 Luke Robinson (Huddersfield Giants, Siddal)
8 Sam Burgess (South Sydney, Dewsbury Moor)
9 James Roby (St Helens, Blackbrook)
10 James Graham (St Helens, Blackbrook) (capt)
11 Gareth Ellis (Wests Tigers, Castleford Lock Lane)
12 Joel Tomkins (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)
13 Ben Westwood (Warrington Wolves, Normanton Knights)
Interchange
14 Stuart Fielden (Wigan Warriors, Illingworth)
15 Eorl Crabtree (Huddersfield Giants, Huddersfield YMCA)
16 Ben Harrison (Warrington Wolves, Barrow Island)
17 Shaun Lunt (Huddersfield Giants, Ellenborough)

Australia v England in the 2010 Four Nations will be screened live on Sky Sports 1 from 7.00am (KO 7.30am GMT) on Sunday October 31 with extended highlights shown on BBC2 at 5.05pm.

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