Four Saints set to feature for Great Britain vs Kristian Woolf’s Tonga

Four Saints will likely make their Great Britain debuts against a Tonga Invitational XIII coached by incoming Saints Head Coach Kristian Woolf on Saturday after being named in Wayne Bennett's 19 man squad.

Skippered by former Saints prop James Graham, who will make his 50th international appearance, the 19-man squad features Lachlan Coote named at full-back, Luke Thompson at prop plus Jonny Lomax and Alex Walmsley on the bench.

Great Britain Rugby League are set to return for the first time in 13 years as they face a Tongan Invitational XIII in the opening game of their 2019 tour in Hamilton, New Zealand.


Great Britain: James Graham, Lachlan Coote, Jermaine McGillvary, Zak Hardaker, Oliver Gildart, Ryan Hall, Gareth Widdop, Jackson Hastings, Chris Hill, Josh Hodgson, Luke Thompson, John Bateman, Elliott Whitehead, Josh Jones, Tom Burgess, Jonny Lomax, Alex Walmsley, Jake Connor, Jack Hughes.  

Tonga: Will Hopoate, David Fusitu’a, Michael Jennings, Kotoni Staggs, Daniel Tupou, Tuimoala Lolohea, Ata Hingano, Andrew Fifita, Siliva Havili, Sio Siua Taukeiaho, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Jason Taumalolo, Sione Katoa, Addin Fonua-Blake, John Asiata, Sitili Tupouniua, Junior Tatola, Konrad Hurrell, Tesi Niu.

The full Great Britain TV schedule is as follows:

Saturday, October 26

Tonga XIII v GB

8am | BBC Two

Saturday, November 2

New Zealand v GB

4am | BBC Two

Saturday, November 9

New Zealand v GB

7am | BBC Two

Saturday, November 16

Papua New Guinea v GB

7.30am | BBC Two.

Saints’ James Bentley could also feature for Ireland against Spain on Saturday at 4pm (UK time) in a LIVE Youtube stream.

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