16th July 2019, 15:49 | englandrl

England Youth squad named for French Test

England Youth squad named for French Test

Head coach Danny Wilson has named his England Youth side to face France Under 16s at the KCOM Craven Park Stadium in Hull tomorrow evening (Wednesday 17 July) - a match that will be broadcast live on Our League and on Twitch from 7pm.

City of Hull Academy and Wigan Warriors each provide three players, with Castleford Tigers, Huddersfield Giants, St Helens and Warrington Wolves supplying two apiece. Other clubs represented are Leeds Rhinos, London Broncos and Newcastle Thunder.

The England Youth team offers a well-established pathway to the elite level, via the England Academy system, both of which are incorporated within the RFL's England Performance Unit (EPU).

Head coach Danny Wilson is supported by, among others, the former Great Britain international and Man of Steel Paul Sculthorpe, whose role as England Pathways Coach focuses on the development of country's outstanding young players. The overall aim is to develop more world-class England players for all senior squads by 2021.

The England Youth team for tomorrow's First Test is:

  1. Bailey Hodgson (Castleford Tigers)
  2. Joel Speed (City of Hull Academy)
  3. Leon Stewart (City of Hull Academy)
  4. Alex Sutton (Wigan Warriors)
  5. Luke Broadbent (Warrington Wolves)
  6. Will Pryce (Huddersfield Giants)
  7. Logan Astley (Wigan Warriors)
  8. Femi Sanya (London Broncos)
  9. Taylor Pemberton (St Helens)
  10. Jake Anderson (Newcastle Thunder)
  11. Archie Fletcher  (Castleford Tigers)
  12. Matty Nicholson (Wigan Warriors)
  13. Tom Whitehead (Warrington Wolves)
  14. Ajahni Wallace (Leeds Rhinos)
  15. Fenton Rogers (Huddersfield Giants)
  16. Reece Sumner (St Helens)
  17. Jacob Hookem (City of Hull Academy)

England and France meet again on Saturday (20 July) at Wakefield's Mobile Rocket Stadium (KO 2pm) - a match that will also be broadcast live on Our League and Twitch.