ENGLAND coach Steve McNamara has confirmed a clean bill of health for his squad going into this weekend’s International Origin opener against the Exiles at Langtree Park on Saturday, kick off 6.45pm.
The vast majority of the squad reported to the team’s Loughborough headquarters on Monday, with the exception of the Wigan Warriors contingent who are returning from France after victory over Catalan Dragons at the weekend and the Huddersfield Giants’ trio Danny Brough, Eorl Crabtree and Leroy Cudjoe who are in Stobart Super League action against Hull KR this evening at the Galpharm Stadium.
“All the players, with the exception of the Huddersfield boys, who play tonight, have come through without any problems from the weekend’s matches,” said McNamara.
“It is pleasing that we have a healthy group throughout the week and we can select from a full strength squad.”
Meanwhile, Hull FC hooker Danny Houghton has withdrawn from the England Knights squad for family reasons and the Knights medical team will assess St Helens’ Jonny Lomax after the half back sustained a shoulder injury in Saints 54-0 victory over Bradford Bulls last Friday.
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