Three St.Helens players have been named in the England 19-man squad ahead of the third and final Test of the International Series against Tonga.
England against Tonga is the second match of a double header at Leeds’ AMT Headingley on Saturday, 4th November, with kick-off scheduled for 2:30pm.
Before that men’s match, England Women face Wales at 12pm (noon), and the Saints have seven players in the 20-woman squad – you can read more on that, here.
Daryl Clark, Matty Lees, and Jack Welsby retain their places in the squad, all three playing their roles in the first two matches of the Test Series.
After successfully leading the team as England captain, Jack Welsby now hands the role back to George Williams who returns to Shaun Wane’s selection, after serving a two-match suspension.
Welsby proved to be the game-breaker in the first fixture at the Totally Wicked Stadium, and performed coolly in Test Two in Huddersfield last Saturday.
Matty Lees for the second week in a row topped the tackle charts of both teams; in St.Helens in just 41 minutes the prop completed 39 tackle and missed none, and at the John Smiths Stadium he made another 39 tackles in 55 minutes.
New Saint Daryl Clark started at hooker in both matches against Tonga and could be set to stay there for the series closer too ahead of joining the Red V ranks for his first pre-season in the coming months.
England 19-player squad
Matty Ashton (Warrington Wolves), John Bateman (Wests Tigers), Tom Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Daryl Clark (St Helens), Ben Currie (both Warrington Wolves), Tyler Dupree (Wigan Warriors), Chris Hill (Huddersfield Giants), Tom Johnstone (Catalans Dragons), Matty Lees (St Helens), Mike McMeeken (Catalans Dragons), Robbie Mulhern (Leigh Leopards), Harry Newman (Leeds Rhinos), Harry Smith, Morgan Smithies (both Wigan Warriors), Josh Thewlis, Danny Walker (both Warrington Wolves), Jack Welsby (St Helens), Elliott Whitehead (Canberra Raiders), George Williams (Warrington Wolves)