COACH Daniel Anderson has been forced to change his Exiles team take on England in the opening match of the International Origin Series at Langtree Park on Saturday June 16 (6.45pm).
Due to injuries to Brett Hodgson (Warrington Wolves) and Setaimata Sa (Catalan Dragons), the Exiles have drafted in Hull KR’s Shannon McDonnell.
McDonnell takes Hodgson’s place at full-back while David Fa’alogo of Huddersfield Giants moves from the bench to take the number 13 shirt, meaning all yesterday’s named interchange players are now in the match day squad.
The Exiles have also drafted in Widnes Vikings player Patrick Ah Van as 18th man.
Wigan Warriors’ experienced half-back Thomas Leuluai will captain the side.
Shannon McDonnell; Joel Monaghan, Sia Soliola, Daryl Millard, Francis Meli; Thomas Leuluai, Scott Dureau; Tony Puletua, Lance Hohaia, Jeff Lima, Willie Manu, Trent Waterhouse, David Fa’alogo.
Subs from: Anthony Laffranchi, Antonio Kaufusi, David Faiumu, Epalahame Lauaki, Patrick Ah Van.
Tickets for the opening fixture at Langtree Park, St Helens, on Saturday June 16 (6.45pm) cost from £18 (£9 concessions) for standing and £21 (£10 concessions) seating. Details are here.