Three Saints selected for England’s match against France

Three St.Helens First Team players have been named in England's 20-man squad ahead of the international fixture against France in Toulouse on Saturday,

George Delaney earns a first call up to the England senior side after a breakthrough two seasons for the Saints. The young prop has been part of the England Pathways programme, representing England Knights against Scotland in 2022.

Jack Welsby and Matty Lees retain their places in the team that secured a home series whitewash over Tonga last autumn. Welsby was named captain for the opening two matches of that series, becoming England’s youngest ever captain in doing so too. Lees featured in all three matches of that series, starting at prop in all three matches.

Both England Men and Women will play France on Saturday as French Rugby League (FR XIII) celebrates 90 years of the game in the republic.

The Saints have seven of our Women’s team up for selection against France – read more here.

Both matches will be shown live on SuperLeague+ and details of the matches are listed below:

  • France Women vs England Women – 2:30pm (UK) / 3:30pm (France)
  • France Men vs England Men – 5pm (UK) / 6pm (France)

England Men’s Squad vs France

Ben Currie (Warrington Wolves), George Delaney (St Helens), Tyler Dupree (Wigan Warriors), Ash Handley (Leeds Rhinos), James Harrison (Warrington Wolves), Tom Johnstone (Catalans Dragons), Matty Lees (St Helens), Mikey Lewis, Jez Litten (both Hull KR), James McDonnell (Leeds Rhinos), Elliot Minchella (Hull KR), Harry Newman (Leeds Rhinos), Matty Nicholson (Warrington Wolves), Brad O’Neill, Harry Smith, Luke Thompson (all Wigan Warriors), Jack Welsby (St Helens), George Williams (Warrington Wolves), Oliver Wilson (Huddersfield Giants), Sam Wood (Castleford Tigers)

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