Yorkshire stars await England duty

ENGLAND ACADEMY CALL: Leeds Rhinos ace Ash Golding.
ENGLAND ACADEMY CALL: Leeds Rhinos ace Ash Golding.
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THREE players from Leeds Rhinos and two from Wakefield Wildcats have been named in the England Academy (Under-18s) squad for their international schedule in 2015.

As a show of Yorkshire strength in depth, eight players spanning Rhinos, Wildcats and Castleford Tigers have also been named in the England Youth (under-16s) squad.

Rhinos aces Ash Golding, Jordan Lilley and Sam Hallas are all in the England Under-18s squad, joined by Max Jowitt and Jordan Crowther from Wildcats.

Five players will represent Rhinos in the under-16s squad in the shape of Alex Young, Cameron Smith, Harry Newman, Dyson Nicholson and Mikolaj Oledski.

They will be joined by Wildcats duo Will Dagger and Will Oakes plus Jacques O’Neill of Castleford.

Both teams will get together in March for field sessions.

The Youth squad will start their UK training camp on Wednesday, April 1 followed by two Test matches against France on Friday, April 3 and Tuesday, April 7.

The Academy squad will travel to their training camp in France on Monday, May 18 and will also play a Test match against France whilst there.