Joel ops out of Four Nations

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JOEL Tomkins has made himself unavailable for England’s Four Nations campaign - heightening speculation he is poised for a code switch to Saracens.

Wigan have just two players in the squad, which was released this morning - Sam Tomkins and hooker Mike McIlorum.

England play a warm-up international against France in Avignon on Friday week before playing their first Four Nations game against Wales at Leigh on Saturday, October 29.

Josh Charnley, Liam Farrell and Lee Mossop are in the England second-string side - the Knights - for their game against France.

England squad: Carl Ablett (Leeds), Ryan Bailey (Leeds), Tom Briscoe (Hull), Garreth Carvell (Warrington), Rangi Chase (Castleford), Leroy Cudjoe (Huddersfield), Gareth Ellis (Wests Tigers), James Graham (St Helens), Ryan Hall (Leeds), Chris Heighington (Wests Tigers), Ben Jones-Bishop (Leeds), Jamie Jones-Buchanan (Leeds), Jonny Lomax (St Helens), Michael McIlorum (Wigan), Adrian Morley (Warrington), Jamie Peacock (Leeds, capt), Jack Reed (Brisbane), James Roby (St Helens), Kevin Sinfield (Leeds), Sam Tomkins (Wigan), Ben Westwood (Warrington), Gareth Widdop (Melbourne), Jon Wilkin (St Helens), Kirk Yeaman (Hull).

England Knights: Joe Arundel (Castleford), Jodie Broughton (Salford), Josh Charnley (Wigan), Chris Clarkson (Leeds), Paul Clough (St Helens), Mike Cooper (Warrington), James Donaldson (Bradford), Liam Farrell (Wigan), Jamie Foster (St Helens), Luke Gale (Harlequins), Zak Hardaker (Leeds), Ben Harrison (Warrington), Danny Houghton (Hull), Scott Moore (St Helens), Lee Mossop (Wigan), Richie Myler (Warrington), Stefan Ratchford (Salford), Chris Riley (Warrington), Matty Smith (Salford), Liam Watts (Hull KR), Kris Welham (Hull KR), Joe Westerman (Hull).