Four Warriors named in Knights squad

Wigan's Scott Taylor
Wigan's Scott Taylor

FOUR rising Warriors stars have been named in the England Knights squad to face Samoa on October 19 at Salford City Stadium.

Dom Crosby, Iain Thornley, Scott Taylor and Sam Powell have all earned the call-up into Keiron Purtill’s squad which is made up of players form 10 different Super League clubs.

Six of the squad have been developed in Wigan, with Saints duo Jonny Lomax (Orrell St James’), and Tom Makinson (Wigan St Jude’s) being joined by Warrington’s Stefan Ratchford (Wigan St Patrick’s.)

Thorney and Powell came through the ranks at Wigan St Pat’s with Dom Crosby learning his trade playing for Wigan and Leigh College.

Warriors’ Taylor grew-up playing for Hull-based Skirlaugh.

The England Knights v Samoa match will act as the curtain-raiser for England v Italy as the nations clash for the first time ever.

The squad

Ben Cockayne (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Normanton Knights)

Dom Crosby (Wigan, Wigan & Leigh College)

Kieran Dixon (London Broncos, Hemel Stags)

Chris Green (Hull FC, Skirlaugh)

Josh Hodgson (Hull KR, East Hull)

Josh Jones (St Helens, Blackbrook)

Ben Jones-Bishop (Leeds Rhinos, Queens)

Michael Lawrence (Huddersfield, Newsome Panthers)

Jonathan Lomax (St Helens, Orrell St James)

Tom Makinson (St Helens, Wigan St Jude’s)

Richard Myler (Warrington, Halton West Bank)

Sam Powell (Wigan, Wigan St Patrick’s)

Stefan Ratchford (Warrington, Wigan St Patrick’s)

Dan Sarginson (London Broncos, Hemel Stags)

Brad Singleton (Leeds Rhinos, (Barrow Island)

Scott Taylor (Wigan, Skirlaugh)

Iain Thornley (Wigan, Wigan St Patrick’s)

Liam Watts (Hull FC, Featherstone Lions)

Elliott Whitehead (Catalan Dragons, West Bowling)