Wigan Warriors’ Rachel Thompson, Rebecca Greenfield and Georgia Wilson have been named in the latest England Women’s squad.
The historic Tour will see England Women travel to face Papua New Guinea in November for two fixtures against the Orchids.
Wilson will join up with the Tour fresh off the back of representing England at the World Cup 9s earlier this month in Parramatta, Australia.
Craig Richards’ side are set to face PNG in Goroka on Saturday 9th November before a second Test in Port Moresby on Saturday 16th November as a precursor to the Great Britain Rugby League Lions’ final game, also against PNG in the capital.
England Women’s Head Coach, Craig Richards, said: “It is going to be a fantastic experience for everyone involved and it will be a great test for the girls. We came up against the Orchids in the Downer World Cup 9s and they were extremely physical and promoted the ball well, so we know to expect two tough games.
“It’s brilliant that we’ve been given the chance to compete in the 9s and now have the opportunity to travel to Brisbane and Papua New Guinea as part of this ground-breaking tour.
“Regular high-quality international fixtures will only help the girls develop as we continue on the road to the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.”
England’s 23-player squad:
- Dannielle Anderson (Leeds Rhinos)
- Caitlin Beevers (Leeds Rhinos/Dewsbury Moor and Birstall Victoria)
- Charlotte Booth (Leeds Rhinos/Guiseley Storm)
- Leah Burke (St Helens)
- Chantelle Crowl (St Helens)
- Jodie Cunningham (St Helens/Thatto Heath Crusaders)
- Grace Field (Castleford Tigers/Oulton Raiders)
- Faye Gaskin (St Helens/Thatto Heath)
- Kelsey Gentles (Castleford Tigers/East Leeds)
- Rebecca Greenfield (Wigan Warriors/Wigan St Patrick’s)
- Shona Hoyle (Castleford Tigers)
- Amy Johnson (Leeds Rhinos)
- Tara Jones (St Helens)
- Shannon Lacey (Leeds Rhinos/Stanningley)
- Rhiannion Marshall (Castleford Tigers)
- Sinead Peach (Castleford Tigers/Hunslet Warriors)
- Tamzin Renouf (Castleford Tigers/Featherstone Lionesses)
- Georgia Roche (Castleford Tigers/Dewsbury Moor)
- Emily Rudge (St Helens/Thatto Heath)
- Tara-Jane Stanley (Castleford Tigers)
- Rachel Thompson (Wigan Warriors/Thatto Heath)
- Naomi Williams (St Helens)
- Georgia Wilson (Wigan Warriors)