Academy Origin III: 8 Saints in Lancashire squad

Squads have been selected for the final Academy Origin encounter of the season at Wakefield Trinity on Sunday 24 July and the Lancashire squad includes 8 Saints!

Paul Anderson, Head of England Pathways, brings St Helens hooker Ciaran Nolan, Warrington Wolves centre Zac Bardsley Rowe and Leeds Rhinos half-back Jack Sinfield into a 21-player Lancashire squad that holds an unassailable 2-0 lead in this year’s three-match series. There are Yorkshire call ups for Wakefield Trinity Oliver Pratt, and Leeds Rhinos pair Bailey Aldridge and Max Simpson, as the White Rose county bids to avoid a series whitewash.

Lancashire 21 player squad

Ellis Archer, McKenzie Buckley (both St Helens), Jack Darbyshire (Warrington Wolves), George Delaney, Kalan Devine (both St Helens), Jacob Douglas, Zach Eckersley (both Wigan Warriors), Ben Hartill, Leon Hayes (both Warrington Wolves), Harvie Hill (Wigan Warriors), Ben Lane, Ciaran Nolan (both St Helens), Richards Nsemba (Wigan Warriors), Jamie Reddecliff, Zac Bardsley Rowe (both Warrington Wolves), Jack Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos), Jake Thewlis, Nolan Tupea (both Warrington Wolves), Jon Vaughan, Leunbou Bardyell Wells (both St Helens), Max Wood (Wigan Warriors)

Yorkshire 21 player squad

Bailey Aldridge (Leeds Rhinos), Kai Armstrong (Hull FC), Denive Balmforth (Hull FC), Connor Barley (Hull Kingston Rovers), Alfie Edgell (Leeds Rhinos), Lucas Green (Warrington Wolves), Jake Higgins (Leeds Rhinos), Ellis Hobson (Wigan Warriors), Adam Holroyd (Warrington Wolves), Joseph Kellett (Bradford Bulls), Matt Laidlaw (Hull FC), Myles Lawford (Bradford Bulls), Riley Lumb (Leeds Rhinos), Lewis Martin, Sullivan Medford (both Hull FC), Oliver Pratt (Wakefield Trinity), Charlie Severs (Hull FC), Max Simpson (Leeds Rhinos), Nick Staveley, Manoa Wacokecoke (both Hull FC), Toby Warren (York City Knights)

Academy Origin returned this year to its three-match format following the enforced cancellation of the entire 2020 programme and a Covid-curtailed 2021. Lancashire won the first game 56-34 at Widnes and the second at Salford 38-20.

Academy Origin III follows Wakefield Trinity’s home match against St Helens, which kicks off at 3pm on Sunday 24 July.

Tickets are available online via the Wakefield Trinity website.

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