Four Saints Get England Call

The England squad to face France and New Zealand has been announced – and once again Saints are heavily featured.

Fresh from having seven players in the 2018 Dream Team – six of which came through the Club’s system alongside ex-Saint Matty Ashurst – a further four have been selected for their country.

Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson and Mark Percival are recalled to the side whilst Luke Thompson is again in line for his first cap.

Other Saints Academy graduates include James Graham and Joe Greenwood.

England play France at the Leigh Sports Village on Wednesday October 17, then a three-Test series against New Zealand – at the KCOM Stadium in Hull on Saturday October 27; at Anfield in Liverpool on Sunday November 4; and at Elland Road in Leeds on Sunday November 11.

Six members of the World Cup final team are ruled out by injury – Gareth Widdop, Kallum Watkins, Ryan Hall, Ben Currie, Alex Walmsley and James Roby, who will have surgery at the end of the season.

England Squad:

John Bateman (Wigan Warriors, Bradford Dudley Hill) – Caps: 13 (5 tries)
George Burgess (South Sydney, Dewsbury Moor) – Caps: 12 (2 tries)
Sam Burgess (South Sydney, Dewsbury Moor) – Caps: 23 (8 tries)
Tom Burgess (South Sydney, Dewsbury Moor) – Caps: 21 (2 tries)
Daryl Clark (Warrington Wolves, Fryston Warriors) – Caps: 6 (1 try)
Jake Connor (Hull FC, Siddal) – Caps: 1 (1 try)
Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers, Middleton Marauders) – Caps: 10 (1 try, 10 goals)
James Graham (St George Illawarra Dragons, Blackbrook) – Caps: 40 (3 tries)
Joe Greenwood (Wigan Warriors, Saddleworth Rangers) – Caps: 0
Chris Hill (Warrington Wolves, New Springs Lions) – Caps: 26
Josh Hodgson (Canberra Raiders, East Hull) – Caps: 15 (3 tries)
Tom Johnstone (Wakefield Trinity, Stanningley) – Caps: 0
Jonny Lomax (St Helens, Orrell St James) – Caps: 7
Reece Lyne (Wakefield Trinity, Ideal Isberg) – Caps: 0
Tommy Makinson (St Helens, Wigan St Judes) – Caps: 1 (1 try)
Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants, Deighton Juniors) – Caps: 13 (12 tries)
Adam Milner (Castleford Tigers, Stanley Rangers) – Caps: 0
Sean O’Loughlin (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks) – Caps: 24 (5 tries)
Mark Percival (St Helens, Halton Farnworth Hornets) – Caps: 5 (2 tries)
Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves, Wigan St Patricks) – Caps: 5 (2 tries)
Luke Thompson (St Helens, Bold Miners) – Caps: 0
Sam Tomkins (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks) – Caps: 23 (17 tries)
Elliott Whitehead (Canberra Raiders, West Bowling) – Caps: 16 (6 tries)
George Williams (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks) – Caps: 7 (1 try)

Tickets for the game against France are on sale now at and are priced at £20 for Adults and £5 for Juniors. ‘Our League’ members can purchase tickets and save 50% on both Adult and Junior prices. Visit for more details and to book.

Tickets for this Autumn’s International Series against New Zealand are also on sale at and are priced from £25 for adults and £12.50 for concessions. ‘Our League’ members will get £5 off all ticket categories when purchased through the Our League App or website.

Our League members can also take advantage of an exclusive offer which gives them three games for the price of two, visit for more information.

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