England squad named: One player each from Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers but Wakefield Trinity miss out

Only one Leeds Rhinos player has been named in the England squad for Saturday's mid-season international against Combined Nations All Stars.

By Peter Smith
Monday, 13th June 2022, 3:39 pm

Prop Mikolaj Oledzki is included, along with Castleford Tigers' former Leeds hooker Paul McShane.

Rhinos captain Kruise Leeming, who was unavailable for last Friday's game at Huddersfield Giants through illness, misses out.

Full-back Zak Hardaker is also omitted.

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England coach Shaun Wane. Picture by Paul Currie/SWpix.com.

The other Leeds player in the England training squad, centre Harry Newman, only made his comeback from a hamstring injury in last Friday's defeat.

Centre Reece Lyne, who is in the England training squad, is on Trinity's long-term casualty list with an ankle injury.

The England squad is: Matty Ashton (Warrington Wolves), Joe Batchelor (St Helens), John Bateman (Wigan Warriors), Mike Cooper (Warrington), Liam Farrell (Wigan), Ryan Hall (Hull KR), Matty Lees (St Helens), Michael McIlorum, Mike McMeeken (both Catalans Dragons), Paul McShane (Castleford Tigers), Tommy Makinson (St Helens), Mikolaj Oledzki (Leeds Rhinos), Joe Philbin, Stefan Ratchford (both Warrington), Sam Tomkins (Catalans Dragons, captain), Alex Walmsley (St Helens), Jake Wardle (Huddersfield Giants), Kallum Watkins (Salford Red Devils), Jack Welsby (St Helens), George Williams (Warrington ).