Saints Quintet Named In Elite Squad

Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson, Mark Percival, James Roby and Alex Walmsley have been selected in the England Elite Performance Squad.

Wayne Bennett has named a 27-man group which will meet three times between June and September before he finalises his World Cup squad.

“The total number of the squad has been reduced but that’s not to say that the door isn’t open,” he said. “Myself and staff are monitoring and watching players every week – we ask them to do their best for their club, improve as a player and work on the little things that will have a big difference come October.

“The 13 Super League players that travelled over for the Samoa Test have been included again; I want them to share their experiences with other members of the squad. It was an extremely positive and productive camp which resulted in an impressive display.

“I mentioned this straight after the Samoa game, but from the team I left after the Four Nations last year to the squad I’m seeing now, there is a lot of confidence in the group and individuals which is very pleasing ahead of the World Cup.”

England Rugby League Elite Performance Squad:

Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers)
Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers)
Zak Hardaker (Castleford Tigers)
Mike McMeeken (Castleford Tigers)
Paul McShane (Castleford Tigers)
Michael Shenton (Castleford Tigers)
Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants)
Scott Taylor (Hull FC)
Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos)
Stevie Ward (Leeds Rhinos)
Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos)
Jonny Lomax (St Helens)
Tommy Makinson (St Helens)
Mark Percival (St Helens)
James Roby (St Helens)
Alex Walmsley (St Helens)
Kevin Brown (Warrington Wolves)
Daryl Clark (Warrington Wolves)
Mike Cooper (Warrington Wolves)
Ben Currie (Warrington Wolves)
Chris Hill (Warrington Wolves)
Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves)
John Bateman (Wigan Warriors)
Joe Burgess (Wigan Warriors)
Liam Farrell (Wigan Warriors)
Sean O’Loughlin (Wigan Warriors)
George Williams (Wigan Warriors)

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