MATTY Costello and Rob Fairclough are set to feature for England Academy when they take on Penrith Panthers at Pepper Stadium this Saturday.
The Saints duo are part of the squad that are in the second week of their Australian Tour and the game will be their first warm-up ahead of the forthcoming Tests against Australian Schoolboys.
Coach Andy Kelly said “Penrith are a great club and have some world-class facilities available to them. They’re development system is something that a lot of clubs look at and strive to replicate.
“After two weeks of being in the gym, on the training field and talking about our game, the boys are ready to get out there and perform.
“I’m giving all 24 players a run out in this game as this will be their final opportunity to show me and the coaching staff how much they want to be in that final 17 for the first Test against Australia next week.”
England Academy – Australia Tour 2016 schedule:
- Saturday July 23 – England Academy v Penrith Panthers (2.30pm AEST, Pepper Stadium)
- Sunday July 31 – England Academy v Australia High Schools (2.00pm AEST, Dolphin Oval, Redcliffe, QLD)
- Saturday August 6 – England Academy v Australia High Schools (1.15pm AEST, Southern Cross Group Stadium)