England Academy Head Coach Lee Briers has named the starting 17 for his side’s clash with France at Stade de la Mediterrannee, 6pm kick off tonight.
Six Wigan players have been included with James Worthington, Joe Brown, Oliver Partington and Joe Shorrocks all set to start and Samy Kibula and Caine Barnes on the bench.
Castleford Tigers pair Jake Trueman and Callum McLelland start in the halves, while Leeds Rhinos’ Cameron Smith captains the side from loose forward, with Wigan Warriors boasting the most members of the squad at five.
The squad flew out yesterday (Sunday, October 8) ahead of this evening’s clash, and the second and final test of the tour will be a curtain-raiser to France v Jamaica on Friday, October 13 (5.00pm) at the home of Catalans Dragons, Stade Gilbert Brutus, in Perpignan.
ENGLAND ACADEMY V FRANCE U18S - STADE DE LA MEDITERRANNEE, MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 6PM GMT
William Dagger (Warrington Wolves, Castleford Panthers)
William Oakes (City of Hull Academy, Eastmoor Dragons)
James Worthington (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Judes)
Cameron Scott (City of Hull Academy, Wyke)
Joseph Brown (Wigan Warriors, Stanningley)
Callum McLelland (Castleford Tigers, Lock Lane)
Jacob Trueman (Castleford Tigers, West Bowling)
Mikolaj Oledzki (Leeds Rhinos, Hunslet Warriors)
Danny Walker (Widnes Vikings, Crosfields)
Oliver Partington (Wigan Warriors, Orrell St James)
Luis Johnson (Castleford Tigers, Oulton Raiders)
Joseph Shorrocks (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)
Cameron Smith (Leeds Rhinos, Lock Lane)
Owen Farnworth (Widnes Vikings, Chorley Panthers)
Samuel Kibula (Wigan Warriors, Leigh Miners Rangers)
Caine Barnes (Wigan Warriors, Seaton Rangers)
Calum Turner (Castleford Tigers, Lock Lane)